Identity Fraud Affected 16.7 Million U.S. Consumers in 2017, Report Reveals
Posted in: Legal & Security at 09/02/2018 15:42
The number of identity theft victims rose by 8 percent to 16.7 million U.S. consumers in 2017, according to a new report.
Javelin Strategy & Research’s “2018 Identity Fraud Study” revealed that identity thieves preyed upon 1.3 million more victims in 2017 than they did the previous year by adapting to changing technologies and regulations. This flexibility enabled bad actors to steal a total of $16.8 billion from unsuspecting U.S. consumers.