According to the 2015 Identity Fraud Survey by Javelin Study, there were 12.7 million victims of Identity Theft in the United States in 2014. While this represents a slight decline in victims, it is still the most common complaint to the FTC for the 15th consecutive year. Al Pascual, Director of Fraud and Security at…Read More
Javelin Strategy has released their ID Fraud Report from 2014, and the verdict is in: ID Theft is still a big deal. Here are four trends to watch (more info here) this year: 1. Credit monitoring can’t prevent heinous identity theft “ID theft” falls into two categories: Hassle and heinous. Credit card fraud falls into the…Read More
ID Theft to collect government benefits up 11% According to the FTC, for the 12th year in a row, Identity Theft was the number one consumer complaint in 2011. This follows trends reported by Javelin Strategy in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Since 2001, the number of identity theft complaints has risen every year except one.…Read More
According to the 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report (preview here) by Javelin Research, identity theft is on the rise. The number of identity theft victims rose 12% to a record 11.1 million in 2009, up from 9.9 million in 2008, and 8.1 million in 2007.
While losses and subsequent consumer costs have decreased due to increased protections, the overall number and percentage of ID theft victims continues to rise. As indicated in the graph above, 4.8% of Americans, or about one in 25 adults, were victims of identity fraud in 2009.Read More
According to the 2009 Identity Theft Survey Report (preview here) by Javelin Research, identity theft is on the rise. The number of identity theft victims rose 22% to a record 9.9 million in 2008, up from 8.1 million in 2007. While losses and subsequent consumer costs have decreased due to increased protections, the overall number and percentage of…Read More