Here we go again. A friend of mine compiled an interesting list of numbers yesterday. I will quote him directly on this:
... I've spent some time doing research on ID Theft thats happened since December '04 and came up with the following...
DSW: 1.5 million
Bank of America: 1.2 Million
San Jose Medical Group: 185,000
California State University: 59,000
Boston College: 120,000
George Mason University: 30,000
Delta Blood Bank: 100,000
UC Berkeley: 98,000
SAIC: UNKNOWN NUMBER
UC San Diego: 3,500
So then we throw in Ameritrade and a professor at UCB and we are approaching 4 million and 1 ID thefts in the first quarter of the year. Guess we can only get better from here. Right?