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Read the Federal Trade Commission testimony on Identity Theft: The Impact on Seniors

Read the prepared testimony of Howard Beales, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. This July 18, 2002, testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging examines the impact of Identity Theft on Seniors.

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