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  • How to wipe personal data from cell phones, PCs

    Before you recycle your old computer, cell phone or smart phone, make sure that you wipe it clean of data. If you don't, your personal life could be laid bare. Worse, you could become a victim of identity theft.

  • 8.3 million in US victims of ID theft in 2005

    About 8.3 million U.S. residents — nearly 4% of the nation's population — were victims of identity theft in 2005, but few victims identified computer-related crime as the culprit, according to a US Federal Trade Commission report released Tuesday.

  • Hackers selling IDs for US$14, Symantec says

    Identity thieves are offering a person's credit-card number, date of birth and other sensitive information for as little as US$14 over the internet, says a new report on online threats released this week.

  • FTC: Identity theft remains top consumer complaint

    Identity theft remained top of mind among US consumers last year, but complaints about internet auction fraud dropped noticeably, according to data released by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).