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August 14, 2009

Editor's Note
How can you position yourself to be a victim of identity theft? We hope you don't really want to do this, but you can take a look at our checklist and see if you or your clients are doing any of these things now.

We are also sharing with you several ways in which you can combat identity theft. Feel free to share these ideas with your family, friends, and clients.

As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor


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