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FTC Chairman Advises on I.D. Theft Prevention

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As reported by Kimberly Palmer in the June 14th edition of  U.S. News & World Report, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras is on record stating that most Americans are vulnerable to identity theft and need to take steps to protect themselves. The first thing people can do to protect themselves is to watch how they handle their personal information. Majoras reportedly said that most people are careless when it comes to this. People should also never throw away bank statements bearing their account information. According to Majoras, bank statements should always be shredded.

NAID was recently contacted by the FTC’s I.D. Theft Task Force to discuss how the two organizations could work together to help educate consumers. Currently several strategies are being explored and more details will follow soon. 

Click here to read the U.S. News & World Report article.