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Help for Identity Theft Victims
A New Resource For Consumers Harmed By ID Thieves
July 2003 (Newstream) --
Identity theft and the disruption it creates has been a hot
topic in the news. But you may not have heard about the resources
available to victims of this crime. Deborah Wetzel reports.
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Your Financial Fitness, I'm Deborah Wetzel. Identify theft is
a menacing crime, leaving victims to sort out their credit histories,
close payment card accounts and request new Social Security numbers.
Victims cite the amount of time and effort it takes to remedy
the situation as their biggest problem. Now, Rosetta Jones, director
of corporate relations for Visa, tells us where you can turn for
(Jones) At Visa, we recognize that identity theft is an unfortunate
crime of great inconvenience. So, we've partnered with consumer
group, Call for Action, to give people a place to turn. By calling
1-866-ID-HOTLINE, victims can talk to trained volunteers and obtain
the assistance they need to get their lives back in order. Ultimately,
no one should have to deal with the aftermath of this crime alone.
Visa and Call for Action have also developed tips to help consumers
safeguard themselves from identity theft. For more information
or to access prevention tips, log onto callforaction.org.
I'm Deborah Wetzel.
Produced for VISA
Paula Cocks, 323-465-0400 x 229