Identity thieves: make an arresting development

Wednesday, 7 August 2002, 9:12 AM EST

"Identity theft" is a phrase so common that it now seems like the title of a novel everyone was forced to read in school, like The Red Badge of Courage or The Scarlet Letter.

However, the reality is closer to Philip K. Dick than to Nathaniel Hawthorne; someone adopts your persona by stealing credit card numbers, social security information and personal data. Months later, you must plead your innocence at the brink of financial ruin.

In science-fiction novels with this premise, there is usually indifference on the part of enforcement personnel, with cops and legislators deaf to the cries of victims.

How long will fiction mirror reality?

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