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Hacked: Identity thieves target Millennials …

March 29, 2018

The Facebook brouhaha reminded me that it has been awhile since we’ve posted about identity theft.

Obviously, the problem hasn’t gone away, so it’s time for a booster shot.

According to a Javelin Strategy Identity Fraud report, thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014.

With a new identity fraud victim every two seconds, there is still significant risk to consumers.

The FTC reports that Americans age 20-29 make up 15% of identity theft complaints.

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Javelin agrees that millennials are particularly ripe targets for identity thieves.

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Hacked: Identity thieves target Millennials …

October 7, 2015

It has been awhile since we’ve posted about identity theft.

The problem hasn’t gone away, so it’s time for a booster shot.

According to the Javelin Strategy 2015 Identity Fraud report, thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014.

With a new identity fraud victim every two seconds, there is still significant risk to consumers.

The FTC reports that Americans age 20-29 make up 15% of identity theft complaints.

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Javelin agrees that millennials are particularly ripe targets for identity thieves.

(more…)