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Identity Theft

WASHINGTON (CN) - Banks and creditors now have to put together programs to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft, and make it more difficult for an identity thief to change the address on an account.

The Federal Reserve System, Treasury Department, Federal Trade Commission and other agencies jointly have issued identity theft regulations and guidelines to this end. Programs must be in place a year from now. Click here for details and more new regulations.

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