In a press release, the Berlin Data Protection Commissioner has announced that in the course of her investigations on identity theft in online shopping, she often saw that online companies did not adopt sufficient measures to prevent identity theft. Consequently, fraudsters could easily trigger the delivery of goods to any address by using the first name, surname and date of birth of another person. As a result, the victims of identity theft are wrongly asked to pay and often have to deal with debt collection companies or credit agencies. The commissioner suggested several measures to combat identity theft, for instance the duty for online companies to carry out checks in the case of anomalies such as a different delivery address.