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.
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index - information from the Federal Trade Commission for consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy.