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Which States See the Most Identity Theft?

by Dave Hiller 06/25/2020

Internet Cybercrime

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Here is important information about cybercrime and way to prevent you becoming a victim of it.  Oregon ranked slightly above mid-pack at 22 out 51 (50 states and Puerto Rico) in the statistics.  As stated in the article below it is relatively inexpensive to obtain it.  

 

Your identity can be bought for as little as $1,192.58, a new study from Reviews.org shows. Scammers who steal identities and private information through data breaches sell the private information on the dark web, a collection of encrypted websites accessible only through special browsers.

And while you may be at more risk for identity theft depending on where you live, the danger doesn't necessarily break down into regional categories, the study notes.

“With crime data, we’ve often noticed regional or population-based patterns that cause one state to have more crimes than another,” Reviews.org notes in its study. “But identity theft likelihood is a bit scattered. While certain states are at higher risk than others, there doesn’t seem to be a countrywide region or population-based pattern.”

Nevada has the highest reports of identity theft and personal data breaches in the country, according to the study. Iowa has the fewest reports of these crimes.

Take steps to keep your personal data safe. For example, use a virtual private network to access the internet so that your information is encrypted.

Source: “Identity Theft Report: The Cost of Your Identity on the Dark Web,” Reviews.org (June 16, 2020)

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