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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2003

Sites offer tips to avoid ID theft

By Chuck Myers
Knight Ridder News Service

Identity theft has become a popular and fast-growing form of financial fraud. Millions of dollars are lost each year when confidential financial information, such as Social Security numbers and credit-card accounts, is compromised.

What can you do to safeguard private financial information? Several Web sites offer advice on that subject. Here are some sites worth a visit:

American Bankers Association

Federal Trade Commission

How Stuff Works

Identity Theft Resource Center

  • www.idtheftcenter.org
    Features test for identity theft risk factors, with tips for businesses and consumers.