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Perhaps the most impersonated person in the world is Santa Claus. For Santa, Identity theft isn’t a problem, but for millions of consumers it is a real problem. There are some steps you can take to help prevent identity theft. That said, identity theft is not always preventable by the consumer.
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ is a good place to start to learn a bit more about identity theft and what to do if you become a victim. If someone you know has become a victim of identity theft this web site is a good resource for them as well.
This holiday season, in order to help raise awareness of the problem of identity theft, ESET has launched the site www.santafraud.com. It’s an amusing little game where you get to interrogate and help bust the fake Santas. You can also post your own mug shot! Have fun!
Director of Technical Education
Author ESET Research, ESET