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Congresswoman meets with software execs to understand growing issue

By Donna Gehrke-White Staff writer

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel met Monday afternoon with Boca Raton software executives to gain insight into the burgeoning identity theft problem that has affected many of her constituents.

Frankel’s office has been flooded with calls from people whose identities have been stolen. One man has had his Social Security number stolen twice — and now the Social Security office is reluctant to give him a third, said Frankel’s aide Felicia Goldstein, who attended the meeting with Identity Security Software leaders who are developing a way to thwart identity theft and other cyber crimes. “It’s very scary,” said Frankel. Her constituents needs to go online but some become victims of cyber thieves stealing their identities and even money, she said.

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