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Release Date: May 14, 2001

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board today announced the availability of a new video "Identity Theft: Protect Yourself." The 15-minute video explains how easily someone can obtain your personal financial information and unlawfully use that information to obtain credit or other financial information under your name. Included in the video are interviews with identity theft victims, law enforcement officers and industry representatives. Valuable information on what to do if you become a victim is also provided.

The video was produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and was developed in conjunction with the interagency Identity Fraud Task Force. It is VHS format and available for $7.50. Orders should be sent to:

    Public and Community Affairs Department
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
    Attention: Identity Theft Video
    P.O. Box 2076
    Boston, MA, 02106-2076.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and must be sent with order.

For more information, contact the Public and Community Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston at 1-800-409-1333.

The Board recently announced the issuance of supervisory guidance addressing how banking organizations should protect customer information against identity theft. This release is available on the Board's website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/general/2001/20010430/default.htm.

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