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NORWALK, Conn. — During his seminars, Frank Abagnale will often ask someone to write down a phone number including area code. The leading fraud prevention expert and former master forger will then go online and reverse the number, producing the person’s name and address. Abagnale then surfs over to the land title company in that county and brings up the mortgage title records to find out where that person’s mortgage is held. In a matter of 30 minutes he’s found out the person’s social security number, date of birth and even the wife’s maiden name. With all of the public records out there, Abagnale believes we’re all a little na?ve when it comes to identity theft.

As identity theft continues to rise, affinity marketer Affinion Group worked with Abagnale to create ID Secure, a new tool that uses public records, social security numbers and credit card monitoring technology to fight back. The technology includes a four-pronged approach: a Personal Information Profile, Data Sweep, ID theft resolution and insurance and ID scoring, education and awareness. The price of the service is $11.99 per month.

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