Just How Big of a Problem Is Identity Theft?
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft topped its national list of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year in 2014. The numbers, and the damage, are staggering:
- 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014.
- $25 billion of financial losses in the U.S.
- $2,000 average loss per victim.
Identity thieves target people of all ages, from senior citizens to the youngest children—even the deceased have had their identities stolen.
This brochure will help you understand identity theft in its many forms and offer practical recommendations that will help you protect yourself and your family.
Your first line of defense against Identity Theft is you.