Identity theft statistics

30% of ID theft occurs through lost or stolen wallets, checkbooks or credit cards.
    Moral:  Check your belongings frequently, especially your credit cards.

50% of all ID theft is perpetrated by friends, neighbors, employees, family members or relatives.
    Moral:  It’s always the folks who are close to us who have access to our personal information and,             most importantly, our trust to be in a position to take from us.

It takes 40 hours on average for a victim of ID theft to clean up the mess.
    That’s a lot of angst and incredible financial loss (multiply your hourly rate by 40 to know the number.

Approximately 11% of fraud cases are caught via credit monitoring reports.
    You’re entitled to a free credit report from time to time. Check it regularly to be sure your credit is still         intact.


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