Identity theft - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

NBC Nightly News, Monday 2/25

Identity theft

The Federal Trade Commission reports that identity theft is its number one source of consumer complaints. In 2001, the FTC recorded a total of 204,000 complaints with 42 percent involving identity theft. Fred Francis details the personal experience of a Virginia woman whose identity was stolen as the accused perpetrator of the crime awaits trial in New Jersey. He also looks at ways that people can protect themselves.

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