Identity theft is a growing concern for most Americans, with 14.4 million reporting these incidents in 2018. Your chances of falling victim to this crime depend on several factors, including your age, habits with technology, and even where you live.
Here are some states with the most reported identity theft incidents per capita as of 2019:
- New Hampshire
The WalletHub study found that you are five times more likely to be a victim if you live in one of those states than if you live in Vermont, which has the fewest identity theft incidents per capita. Even more shocking is the discrepancy between amounts lost in these incidents from one state to another. According to this study, residents of states with the higher financial losses, on average, may lose 87 times more than residents of states with lower losses.
What can you do about it?
The good news is, you can protect yourself from this crime, no matter where you live. ReliaShield offers comprehensive protection against all types of identity theft, with monitoring and alerts, unlimited restoration services, and $1,000,000 in stolen funds and expense reimbursement.