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Facebook Twitter Identity thieves likely to be first-timers, strangers. An analysis of identity-theft cases closed by the U.S. Secret Service in the past six years has found that identity thieves typically do not have a criminal record and are generally not known by their victims. The study, published on Monday, reviewed data from 517 cases resolved by the U.S.

Secret Service between 2001 and 2006. The analysis found that nearly 60 percent of the 933 offenders implicated in the cases did not know their victims and more than 70 percent of the thieves had no prior criminal record. While most reports of identity theft focus on individuals, the analysis found that financial institutions are slightly more likely to be a victim. The review is the first time that the federal agency has allowed the public analysis of its cases, said Gary R. "It challenges some of the conventional wisdom about how we have thought of identity theft," said Gordon, who is also the executive director of the school's Center for Identify Management and Information Protection (CIMIP). Chronicles of Extreme Future Part 3: The ID Card. Cross-posted from the blog of new fiction-focused startup

National ID cards were introduced in 2011. At first they were simply embedded in passports, containing personal ID data. Second Generation ID Data chips were designed to have uploading capabilities and contained even more data, including criminal and medical records. Third generation ID Chips had an option to be inserted under your skin and gave access into your ID data base in any government institution, which made forgetting or losing your license or social security details a thing of the past.

For military personnel it was compulsory to have it inserted. Not long afterwards, Quattro Deluxe was released, with mobile phone connection ability and GPS. I think they may have been right, but it is too late now, The late Anti-CIMS founder Bob Brown. Comment Thread () Related content from the Future Scanner and Future Blogger. The Identity Corner » User-centric identity: boon or worst nightmare to privacy?