For the 11th year in a row in 2010, identity theft ranked as the top consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency announced this week. Nineteen percent of the 1.3 million complaints fielded by the agency were related to America's fastest growing crime. Complaints around debt collection; internet services; prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries; shop-at-home and catalog sales; impostor scams; internet auctions; foreign money and counterfeit checks; telephone and mobile services; and credit cards rounded out the top 10. - DK
Following one of the largest data breaches in U.S. government history, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Identity Theft Guard Solutions a $133,263,550 contract.