The U.S. Department of Justice is being scrutinized for its efforts to fight identity theft, according to the Office of Inspector General and a report they released. The IG’s report analyzed the DOJ’s data collection, and noted that the FBI quit collecting thorough data on ID theft in ’07.
“The report also found that the process of notifying identity theft victims of their rights under federal law was still not widely understood within the department. There was ‘confusion among DOJ investigators, prosecutors, and victim specialists regarding their responsibilities to identity and notify victims.'”