According to the Federal Trade Commission, Identity Theft is number one in consumer complaints for 2010. There were 250,854 complaints about Identity Theft, of the 1.9 million total complaints, making it 19% of all reports. This is the 11th year in a row where ID theft has been at the top of the list according to CNNMoney.com.
Also according to the CNNMoney.com report fraudulent government documents were the top source of the ID theft complaints. For those of you that don't know, that is someone stealing and using your Social Security Number or other government issued document. At the 2011 RSA Security conference I listened to Kimberly Peretti a former senior litigator for the Department of Justice speak. She was the lead prosecutor in the Albert Gonzolez case speak. She confirmed that SSN's are still the number one target of ID thieves.
John "Mike" Wright