Pretexting Breaks The Law Of Personal Privacy

Have you noticed an increase in the number of online companies that claim they can find sensitive information on anybody? These companies say they can uncover hidden bank accounts, Social Security numbers, credit card balances -- virtually any financial information on anybody. But how do they do that? The answer: It''s often something called ``pretexting.'''' And online investigators who use pretexting are breaking the law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is it true that all my information is out on some database and is available to researchers?
Is this something like identity theft?

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