Experian ID Theft Survey Reveals Troubling Information

Here.  According to Experian, in "2016, over 15 million Americans were victims of identity theft, up 16 percent from the previous year."  Some upsetting findings:

• Only half (49 percent) of respondents feel they are likely to become a victim of identity theft * * *

• A significant majority of respondents (72 percent) think thieves are only interested in “wealthy people’s identities.”

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• Identity theft victims acknowledged negative impacts to short- and long-term financial goals (37 percent and 27 percent, respectively).

• Of those victimized by identity theft while traveling, 55 percent stated it took from weeks to more than a year to resolve issues related to identity fraud.



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