Unformatted text preview: independent crime was Arizona in 1996. 2. At present, fifty states have laws making identity theft a crime and atleast twenty-three states have imposed new requirements on business and institutions in an effort to protect personal information. B. What the government has done to stop this horrific crime. 1. Identity theft became a federal crime in 1998 with the passage of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITADA). 2. In 2004, the U.S. secret service led an undercover investigation called "Operation Firewall" against the perpetrators of internet identity crimes. III. What we should do to help prevent us becoming a victim of indentity theft. A. Make sure others are taking care of your personal information. B. What you can do from your own home to prevent this crime. 1. Buy a shredder for your home and use it after sorting mail. 2. Do not carry your social or anyother personal information around with you....
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