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ID theft experts on radio warn of new improved scams

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WASHINGTON (11/14/08)--This Sunday’s H&FF Radio show includes a lineup of identity theft experts issuing new warnings about how crooks manipulate you--and hack into databases--to steal your personal information. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST on the Radio America Network. The show also is carried on American Forces Radio Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA’s websites. Sunday’s show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Deter, Detect, Defend--Avoiding ID Theft,” with Joanna Crane, identity theft program manager, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; * “America’s No. 1 Crime: Identity Theft,” with Gail Cunningham, senior director for public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Wichita Falls, Texas; * “Synthetic ID Theft: The Toughest to Solve?” with Adam Levin, chairman, president, co-founder, Credit.com; and chairman and founder, Identity Theft 9-1-1, San Francisco; * “Security Breaches Affect Everyday People,” with Jay Foley, executive director, Identity Theft Resource Center, San Diego; and * Q & A.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at CUNA. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of award-winning cheddar; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read “Identity Theft: Getting Back to Square One” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.