Friday, February 13, 2009

CNBC: 40% of ID theft occurs within the family. Really?


CNBC’s “On the Money” Thursday night (Feb. 12) mentioned the problem of “financial adultery” where a spouse spends all the couple’s money on trysts, or where a spouse is trusted to pay the bills and does not. The show also gave an amazing statistic: 40% of all identity theft occurs within the family.

That would somewhat mitigate the concerns over shredding documents and responding to phishing emails. I’m not sure that I really believe it.

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