Posts Tagged ‘Avoid Identity Theft’

When we hear about crime, it’s easy to think that it could never happen to us. We sympathize with people who are affected by crime, but we never expect to be the next victim.

The truth is we are all at risk for certain types of crime. And the number one crime these days is identity theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft has been the most common consumer complaint for 12 consecutive years.

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identitytheftHow safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year.

The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than 21 hours attempting to resolve this crime. It’s become an epidemic – so what are you doing to prevent identity theft?

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