4/18: Afraid of ‘big bad wolf’

Moderated by Rick Badie

The Federal Trade Commission reports there were nearly 2 million complaints of fraud, identity theft and other practices last year, a 40 percent rise. Identity theft topped the list and, of all states, Georgia has the second-highest incidence of identity theft complaints.

Today, a guest columnist digs deeper into the data while another writer talks about child identity theft.

8 comments Add your comment

Salecia

April 19th, 2012
10:54 am

And one can only imagine what the identity theives will do with the 315,000 patient files, including 228,000 social security numbers, that Emory Healthcare let get away.

Eric

April 18th, 2012
4:33 pm

With so much identity theft going on, why are people rushing out to do online banking, bill pay, and other Internet transactions? Have we reached moral and practical limits of consumer technology? It would appear so.

Eric

April 18th, 2012
3:49 pm

And this is what we get (deserve?) as a society for clamoring for more and more technology.

I should not have to purchase identity theft protection. My bank is supposed to do protect me from that, which is the reason I trust it with my money and personal information.

Jack

April 18th, 2012
1:47 pm

The penalties for fraud should equal those for theft.

carlosgvv

April 18th, 2012
10:47 am

Busness sees illegals as cheap labor, politicians see them as voters and The Catholic Church sees them as parishoners. Against this powerful trinity the people have little or no chance for a full enforcement of our immigration laws.

Road Scholar

April 18th, 2012
7:18 am

So, Rick, all the identity theft is due to illegals? Yeah, right!

Hillbilly D

April 17th, 2012
8:24 pm

The Democrats and Republicans just don’t care enough about their constituents to enforce our immigration laws.

The Democrats see them as future votes and the Republicans see them as cheap labor, simple as that.

Rick in Grayson

April 17th, 2012
6:05 pm

Georgia is ranked 5th amongst US states in illegal aliens residing within the state. It is no wonder that we have identity theft!

The Democrats and Republicans just don’t care enough about their constituents to enforce our immigration laws. Vote them ALL out of office and start with a fresh bunch of lawmakers. If they don’t enforce the “rule of law” then start over again.