I just got done reading a blog post called Is Santa A Victim of Identity Theft, and I had to share it with you. The author makes a good point.
This time of year you see people dressed as Santa every where . . . one person's identity replicated over and over and then put out into the masses. In some cases it is easy to see that it is an impostor, but in some cases you cannot really tell from first glance. And then to add to it there are places that are selling all of the "supplies" so that even more people can assume this identity. So how do you stop it? Do you go after the person who it using the false identity? Do you go after the people selling the identity?
The same thing holds true with actual cases of identity theft, and that is part of the reason that it is a growing problem.