Update at 9:30 a.m. PST: A new chart has been added to the end of the article.
This was originally published in ZDNet's Between the Lines.
Identity theft cases surged in 2008, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Last year, ID theft was by far the biggest complaint to the FTC, representing 26 percent of total problems reported. The next biggest one--third-party and creditor debt collection scams--represented only 9 percent of complaints.