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Indentity Theft on the Fast Track in Australia

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According to the Sydney Morning Herald on October 6, 2008, identity theft is the fastest growing crime. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has estimated a cost of $1 billion to the national economy over the past year. Professional women in the age range of 20 to 30 run the highest risk of identity theft according to the reports listed in this article. Crime Stoppers has urged the public and private sectors to securely shred documents containing personal information. Identity Fraud Awareness Week in Australia runs October 13 through October17, 2008.

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