Florida Is 2nd Most Vulnerable State to Identity Theft and Fraud

With businesses such as Adidas, Best Buy, Delta, Kmart, Macy’s and Sears experiencing data breaches this year, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across ten key metrics. The data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud. Florida ranks as the 2nd most vulnerable state to identify theft and fraud. See the full breakdown of Florida’s rankings below:

Florida’s Vulnerability to Identity Theft & Fraud (1=Most Vulnerable; 25=Avg.)

  • 3rd – Identity-Theft Complaints per Capita
  • 26th – Avg. Loss Amount Due to Online Identity Theft
  • 1st – Fraud & Other Complaints per Capita
  • 18th – State Security-Freeze Laws for Minors’ Credit Reports
  • 1st – Identity-Theft Passport Program
  • 12th – Persons Arrested for Fraud per Capita
  • 18th – Compliance with REAL ID Act

For the full report, please click here for the WalletHub report.

In addition, WalletHub offers an Identity Theft Guide and free credit monitoring to help consumers handle or prevent the damaging effects of cybercrimes.


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