WalletPop Interview: ID theft expert gives an assist


According to a report from Gartner, about 15 million American were victims of identity theft from mid-2005 to mid-2006. And, based on the headlines -- as well as the improvements in technologies -- it seems like the threat is not abating.

To get some perspective on things, I interviewed Scott Mitic, who is an expert on ID theft and the CEO of TrustedID (he also has a great blog).

What are you seeing with ID theft?

We're seeing increases today in both child identity theft and medical identity theft -- two relatively new ways for thieves to use personal information for financial gain. Of course, the more common forms of identity theft -- credit card fraud and "new account origination" id theft -- aren't going away either.