The holidays are a jolly time of year…for fraud and scam artists!!

ImageOn Tuesday, California’s Attorney General announced the establishment of the nation’s largest e-crime unit.  These investigators and prosecutors will work to prevent and prosecute cybercrimes including identity theft, Internet scams, computer theft, and intellectual property theft   http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/california-creates-special-unit-to-fight-computer-crimes/ 

Meanwhile, The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has had the Identity Theft & High Tech. Crimes Unit for some time.  http://www.alcoda.org/about_us/hitech  Watch our Facebook page for a Stop Identity Theft program in 2012 by an attorney from the unit.  http://www.facebook.com/alamedacountylawlib 

And you can research the topic in the Law Library in the following publications among others. 

Credit repair
Nolo Press, 2011
KF 1501 U54 L46 2011 — Reference desk

Stopping identity theft : 10 easy steps to security
Nolo Press, 2009
HV 6679 M58 2009 — Self-Help Area 

Fair credit reporting.
National Consumer Law Center, 2010 –
KF 1040 .W83 2010 Reference Desk

 Claudia Cook           12/16/11

 
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