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1. The Living Dead
Identity fraudsters assuming deceased identities is so prevalent that in Britain, the government developed a weekly official list of people who have recently died, according to Scambusters.org. The list -- about 12,000 names a week -- is sent to credit-checking firms, as part of a crackdown on fraud and ID theft, which costs the government an estimated $3.5 billion per year.


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