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5 Worst States for Identity Theft

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5 Worst States for Identity Theft

  1. 1. 5 Worst States forIdentity Theft
  2. 2. How bad is identity theft in your state? We took a look at the states with the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft based on the Federal Trade Commission’s annual report of consumer complaints. The outlook is bleak. Southern and border states remain the most susceptible to the crime, according to the report. Florida and Georgia saw an unprecedented increase in the number of complaints. See how your state fared.
  3. 3. 5) Texas COMPLAINT PER 100,000 PEOPLE 96.1 DIFFERENCE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR NO CHANGE TOP CITIES OR AREAS • El Paso • Sherman-Denison • Laredo TOP COMPLAINT TYPE • Government documents and benefits fraud (e.g., tax fraud) • Employment-related crimes • Phone and utilities scams
  4. 4. 4) Arizona COMPLAINT PER 100,000 PEOPLE 98.5 DIFFERENCE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR DOWN 4% TOP CITIES OR AREAS • Sierra Vista • Douglas TOP COMPLAINT TYPE • Employment-related fraud • Government documents and benefits fraud • Phone and utilities scams
  5. 5. 3) California COMPLAINT PER 100,000 PEOPLE 103.6 DIFFERENCE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR UP 1.2% TOP CITIES OR AREAS • Madera • Fresno • Merced TOP COMPLAINT TYPE • Government documents and benefits fraud • Credit card fraud • Phone and utilities scams
  6. 6. 2) Georgia COMPLAINT PER 100,000 PEOPLE 120 DIFFERENCE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR UP 24% TOP CITIES OR AREAS • Columbus • Savannah • Albany TOP COMPLAINT TYPE • Government documents and benefits fraud • Credit card fraud • Phone and utilities scams
  7. 7. 1) Florida COMPLAINT PER 100,000 PEOPLE 178.7 DIFFERENCE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR UP 56% TOP CITIES OR AREAS • Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach • Port St. Lucie • Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater TOP COMPLAINT TYPE • Government documents and benefits fraud • Credit card fraud • Phone and utilities scams

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