The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-09-20T03:25:13Z Crackdown on billion dollar identity theft 2011-09-20T03:25:13Z crackdown-on-billion-dollar-identity-theft Australia's latest anti-fraud technology is being rolled-out overseas as governments around the world crack-down on identity theft. Canada is the latest country using state-of-the-art computer software to prevent criminals from obtaining false identification documents. The technology picks up forgeries through a sophisticated system of tracking, auditing and cross-checking millions of documents held by births, deaths and marriages registries. The system is the latest development from Melbourne technology company KE Software. CEO John Doolan says there is a significant reduction in cases of identity fraud when authorities introduce these tougher security measures. “This is the most up-to-date software available anywhere and we're expanding into countries which don't want to be left behind. “In fact there is a risk registry databases in some of Australia's own States may be left exposed.” The Australian Crime Commission reports that identity fraud costs the economy $1 billion each year. A conservative estimate on the impact of serious organised crime is reported at $10-$15 billion. According to the ACC, identity theft rackets are often linked to; Money laundering Illegal immigration Dealing in stolen cars Tax evasion Welfare fraudMr Doolan said one of the main advantages of KE's Vitalware system is being able to detect crimes before they actually happen. For further information contact: KE Software CEO John Doolan Mobile: 0411 612 936