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Review: Govt. efforts against ID theft not enough


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- An internal review has revealed the U.S. Justice Department hasn't done enough in the fight against identity theft, which is the fastest-growing crime in the country.

A report by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine says the department is falling short in its efforts to fight identity theft, and that the issue has become less of a priority over the past two years.

Last year, federal authorities said identity theft affects around 10 million Americans every year.

A Justice Department spokeswoman says the agency agrees with the inspector general's recommendations to improve coordination among law enforcement offices, and is putting those in place.

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