Seven million identity thieves a year

Seven million cases of identity theft occur each year, according to a Gartner study, and the Washington Post covers one of the worst: Michael Berry was impersonated for months by a man who allegedly racked up thousands in fraudulent charges and murdered two women while using his name.

"There's a serious problem here," [an Orlando homicide detective] told him. She was putting out a national warrant for Hunter's arrest on murder charges, and would use Berry's name as his alias. "Things could be very bad for you."

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