Sandoval unveils Identity Theft Passport

Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval said there were 2,935 such complaints filed in the state during 2004 and, he said, he is presenting a new program to try reduce those numbers.

The program is called Identity Theft Passport and will help educate residents - particularly seniors - on how to better protect their personal information.

In addition, he said, the attorney general's office will help victims of identity theft recover and re-establish their credit.

"Identity theft is one of the most devastating and under-reported crimes," he said. "In most cases, the victims don't know where to turn to get the help they need to salvage their credit."

He said the Passport program was designed to help victims control their personal information and recover if they have been victimized by identity thieves.

He will present the program at Reno's Senior Fest at Reno's Park Lane Mall beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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