Identity Fraud: Information on Prevalence, Cost, and Internet Impact is Limited

GGD-98-100BR Published: May 01, 1998. Publicly Released: May 26, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various issues relating to identity fraud, focusing on: (1) law enforcement's responsibilities for investigating identity fraud and the difficulties in tracking such crime; (2) statistics or other data showing the prevalence of identity fraud; (3) the costs of identity fraud; and (4) identity fraud on the Internet, including the status of self-regulation by computerized database services that collect and disseminate personal identifying information.

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