Tag: Identity Theft

Identity Theft and Cybercrime: Which State Ranks Highest?

THE SCOPE OF IDENTITY THEFT The 2016 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015, compared with $16 billion and 12.7 million victims a year earlier. In the past six years identity thieves have stolen $112 billion. Following the introduction of …

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Identity theft – Who’s been in your wallet?

The Federal Trade Commission estimates nine million Americans have their identities stolen every year. Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized person uses your personal identifying information, such as your name, Social Security number, credit-card number or financial account information, without permission. The most alarming aspect of this crime is that you may not realize you …

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