The compromise of thousands of credit card customers’ information during the holiday shopping season is evidence the cyber-bandits are staying ahead of the enforcers. “Unfortunately, it seems to be a sign of the times,” says Scott Mulford, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, “with the phenomenal amount of technology and movements ahead of technology when, just when they seem to have a leg up on the crooks worldwide, they seem to find another avenue to separate you from your wallet.”
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Mulford says the Illinois attorney general’s office was the first in the nation to establish an identity theft hotline, which is 866-999-5630. He says anyone with a credit card should remain vigilant and read their statements carefully: it’s not just about a thief making a purchase or two; it’s about someone stealing your identity.