Key Survey Findings
Overall identity fraud is declining in the United States – Down by an estimated
12 percent over 2006, which represents a total fraud reduction of $6 billion.
Traditional methods still pose the greatest risk – Fraudsters are turning to lower-tech methods by utilizing telephone theft more than ever before. Access through mail and telephone transactions grew from 3 percent of ID theft in 2006 to 40 percent in 2007.
States are not affected equally – Fraud risk is lowest in the Northeast while residents in California and other states are at the highest risk.
Fraud response varies by age – Young adults who fall victim to fraud are most likely to purchase ID fraud insurance and sign up for fraud alerts. Older adults who fall victim often react by no longer sending bill payments and checks through unsecured mailboxes.
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