Over two and a half million people in the US become victims of credit card fraud and/or identity theft every year. RewardExpert analyzed the data to rate which states are the most and least at-risk.
The threat of theft has never been greater, be it of your personal identity information, financial assets and account details, or of vast quantities of such data all at once. Major data security incidents, such as the Equifax security breach , have been widely reported on. Events such as these take place on a smaller scale almost daily, and as such, the integral role of the internet in today’s society exposes all of us to risk, especially when it comes to our bank accounts, credit cards, and our credit histories. Financial fraud is a risk not only to our present financial and personal security, but it can affect us for years to come.