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Franchot Talks About Identity Theft in Maryland

August 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the most recent high profile case of the Democratic National Committee having its computer system hacked is a cause of great concern. He says hacking and identify theft is becoming a major problem in the United States and in Maryland. The IRS caught 1.4 million cases of identity theft last year in returns seeking $8.7 billion. Officials said they didn’t have precise figures on how often it occurs in Maryland, but nearly 600 people called the state attorney general’s office to report such crimes in the past year, a spokeswoman said. Franchot says cyber security has become one of his top priorities…


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