Identity Theft Effects Many
Approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion
Roughly 16.6 million people ages 16 or older were victims of identity theft in 2012. Among those victimized, credit card accounts (40%) or existing bank accounts (37%) were the most common types of misused information.
How to Detect ID Theft
- Regularly check you bank and credit card statements that you did not make.
- Sign up for a reliable credit monitoring program from a reputable company such as Experian.
- Check you credit scores with sites like Credit Karma for drastic changes in your credit score.