This Fight Back 9 looks at white collar crimes. While police have said they're usually under-reported by the media, they happen more than the general public may realize. In fact, identity theft is being called the crime of the millennium.
Information found on credit cards, a drivers license or a social security card should not be left on the table. Put in the hands of the wrong person and police have said your identity can be stolen in a matter of seconds. The internet is one of the first places criminals are hitting. Sgt. Karen Gaskins with the Columbus police department just returned from a seminar dealing with crimes committed over the internet. "We have to be careful of who we're dealing with over the internet. Cyberspace is vast and we don't always know who we're talking to on the other end. Just because they tell us their name or the name of their company do we really know that's who we're dealing with?"