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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