Analecta Cyber Company Blog: Which states are the most vulnerable for identity theft and credit card fraud?

2015-10-07

Which states are the most vulnerable for identity theft and credit card fraud?

In 2014, there were 332,646 identities stolen in U.S. The most common kind of identity theft came from government documents such passports, driving licenses and Social Security cards.
Florida had the highest rate of identity theft per capita of any state, with 186 cases for every 100,000 residents. Following Florida was Washington state, Washington DC, Oregon and Missouri. South Dakota, Hawaii and North Dakota saw the lowest rates. Florida also leads the nation in terms of credit card fraud.

About 9 percent of credit card fraud complaints filed by consumers were closed before any relief came from credit card companies.