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How many cases of identity theft are there in 2019?

How many cases of identity theft are there in 2019?

In 2019, 14.4 million consumers became victims of identity fraud — that’s about 1 in 15 people. Overall, 33 percent of U.S. adults have experienced identity theft, which is more than twice the global average. More than one in four older adults, aged 55 and over, have experienced identity theft.

How many US citizens have their identity stolen each year?

Identity theft statistics by state

Rank & State Reports per 100,000 Total reports
1. Georgia 229 23,871
2. Nevada 194 5,816
3. California 186 73,668
4. Florida 180 37,797

What does the FTC do about identity theft?

While the FTC does not have criminal jurisdiction, it supports the criminal investigation and prosecution of identity theft by serving as a clearinghouse for identity theft reports, part of the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel report database.

What are facts about idenity theft?

Striking Facts Identity theft involves stealing valuable personal information of other individuals. Unauthorized access to an email account is a type of computer crime. Several other illegal and immoral activities can result from identity theft.

What to do if your identity is stolen?

If your identity is stolen, you should notify the authorities along with your bank and credit card providers, and immediately review your credit report to look for fraudulent activity.

Where to report identity theft?

Visit your local police station. You may be able to file a police report online or over the phone. However, when you’re reporting identity theft, it’s typically better to go to the police station and talk to an officer in person.

What is FTC fraud?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines identity theft as occurring when someone uses your credit cards or other personal information without your consent, to commit crimes or perpetrate fraud in your name.