Liz Pulliam Weston, in MSNMoney notes that the rates of ID theft in Europe are only a fraction of what they are in the United States and offers her reasons why:
MSN Money - What Europe can teach us about identity theft
- Security numbers are for Social Security -- period.
- Information is kept private.
- Credit bureaus aren't wide open.
- Credit isn't king.
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