INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: STOLEN IDENTITIES
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: STOLEN IDENTITIES reveals the shocking facts about the country's newest high-tech thieves as they set out to destroy the lives of unsuspecting victims. These criminals can steal people's identities without having their credit cards, driver's licenses, social security numbers or even their birth dates.
In 1996, "identity theft" increased 362% during the first six months. Can law enforcement stop this new breed of resourceful and clever criminal? And how can unsuspecting citizens protect themselves?
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: STOLEN IDENTITIES examines the complex underworld that is perpetrating the "fastest growing robbery crimes in America." A California investigator confirms that credit card numbers, bank accounts, driver's license numbers and birth dates are a gold mine to someone who wants to steal an identity.
These con artists often use the pre-approved credit card letters thrown away as junk mail to wreak havoc on lives and bank accounts. Credit agencies receive thousands of calls a day as this crime wave sweeps across the nation. And the victims are treated like the criminals who committed the crime. They are, in fact, treated as if they were guilty until proven innocent. Hounded by credit agencies and financial institutions, the victims must produce reams of notarized documents to re-establish their credibility and regain their identities.
March 29 at 9pm/1am ET (6pm/10pm PT)
LENGTH: 1 hour
HOST: Bill Kurtis
PRODUCED BY: Kurtis Productions, Ltd. for A&E Network
**WORLD PREMIERE [NR]