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25 May, 2005

ID fraud doesn't cost that much

NØ2IDEach time you read/hear a government representative repeat the claim that "identity fraud costs the UK an estimated £1.3 billion each year", you might like to remember that the figure is based on mere guesses made in a 2002 Cabinet Office report (three years old, and not updated to include other measures already implemented) which itself did not recommend that ID Cards were a solution to fraud.

Spy Blog offers more arguments about why the figure is invalid.

And anyway, what about online, phone or postal identity fraud?

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