Are you Afraid of ID Theft?

At the end of 2006 the Ponemon Institute, reporting on public perception on the risk of becoming a victim of ID theft, published the following chart:

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There is obviously a lot of public awareness of the problem an it has been steadily gowing over time.

The governments of Canada and the US setup resource on the internet to help their citizens to become victims and to help victims to recover control over ID.

There are private companies that offer insurance against ID theft and help in the recovery effort but some have expressed its doubts about the whole idea.

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