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WalletHub study: 2021’s states most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud

With businesses such as Facebook, T-Mobile and Volkswagen experiencing data breaches this year and the number of breaches already higher than in 2020, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to the average loss amount due to fraud.

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

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

  • 15th – Identity-Theft Complaints per Capita
  • 11th – Avg. Loss Amount Due to Online Identity Theft
  • 21st – Fraud & Other Complaints per Capita
  • 3rd – Median Loss Amount Due to Fraud
  • 18th – State Security-Freeze Laws for Minors’ Credit Reports
  • 1st – Identity-Theft Passport Program
  • 46th – Persons Arrested for Fraud per Capita

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This article was released by WalletHub.