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The US government has just released a DVD about identity theft. This DVD, “Identity Theft: Outsmarting the Crooks”,

features experts from the government and the private sector talking about the scope of the identity theft problem and how a few simple steps can significantly increase protection. Experts also cover topics such as: online safety; access to credit reports; taxpayer vulnerabilities to identity theft; and dealing with debt collectors if you are a victim of identity theft.

For only $2, it might be worth checking out.

What is interesting to me is how the government is using new technologies to increase citizen access to information. The government has RSS feeds (here are some from the Treasury Department) and a host of podcasts.