Personal data quiz throws wrench into ID theft

Friday, 15 July 2005, 1:08 AM EST

Identity thieves and impersonators thrive on publicly available personal information and data pilfering. Now that information, along with some bogus data on would-be fraud victims, is being used against the thieves in an identity verification scheme from StrikeForce Technologies.

StrikeForce markets its VerifyID "quiz" to organizations that take applications for financial and other services over the Internet. Founder and Executive Vice President George Waller said that VerifyID goes beyond the usual name, address, and phone number to verify applicants' identities.

By Jay Lyman at ITMJ.

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