Watch out - there's an ID thief about

Friday, 16 April 2004, 5:22 PM EST

When someone says 'get a life', they don't generally mean 'take mine'. But that's exactly what happened to more than 100,000 people in the UK last year.

ID theft - where someone steals the identity of another by conventional and electronic means - has become a huge problem.

According to fraud prevention service CIFAS, the number of cases of identity fraud in the UK has increased dramatically since 1999, when 20,000 cases were reported.

By Danny Bradbury at vnunet.

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