“Mark Recktenwald Centered”

Identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint for the last 5 years, and a recent increase of news reports show how fast the problem is growing in Hawaii and across the nation.

The Federal Trade Commission recently determined that between October 1998 and September 2003, more than 27 million Americans were victims of identity theft, resulting in billions of dollars of losses to consumers.

Since that time, millions more Americans have been at risk of becoming identity theft victims due to stolen confidential credit records or inadvertent disclosure or loss of such information by financial institutions and data processing companies.

According to the Federal Trade Commission

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