It had to happen sooner or later, yep Hollywood has jumped on the problem of identity theft. As real victims of identity fraud will testify, the experience is no laughing matter. The question is, does such a movie help to raise awareness or does it simply trivialise the issue?
“Horrible Bosses’ Jason Bateman and Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.”
We would like your thoughts on this one, tweets to #TheFraudTube or comment on our LinkedIn group. The movie has already been out for some time in the USA and some other countries, it gets a UK release on March 22nd 2013…
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