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