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How to Avoid Identity Theft

Have you been a victim of keystroke logging or phishing? Deputy District Attorney Keith Burt talks about the latest trends in identity theft. He explains the newest tactics for stealing your identit

How to Avoid Identity Theft

Tom Fudge: The information age has its upside and its downside. A part of the downside is identity theft. Easy access to information and credit has been a boon to people who seek to commit fraud. Millions of Americans have had their identities stolen by thieves, including me.

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A few years ago, the San Diego County district attorney's office created the CATCH team to go after high-tech criminals. And now at least half of the work CATCH targets is identity theft. CATCH, by the way, stands for the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech response team.

Guest

  • Keith Burt , deputy district attorney and the project director for the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech (CATCH) response team.

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