A Reuters article recently printed in the Chicago Tribune discusses how smart phone use and the large increase in identify theft can’t be a coincidence. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Nearly 12 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2011, an increase of 13 percent over 2010, according to a report released on Wednesday by the research firm Javelin Strategy & Research. The rise in the use of smartphones and social media by incautious consumers fueled the increase in identity fraud, and 2011 was a year of several big data breaches too, Javelin said.”
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