- 15 millions Americans were identity theft victims in mid 2005 - mid2006.
- The average loss of a case of identity theft was US$ 3,257 (2006) and US$ 1,408 (2005).
- Only 61% of the loss fund was recovered in 2006.
Means of identity thefts:
- Internet auctions
- Non-regulated money transmittal systems
- Impersonate lottery contests
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