Manager, Consumer Advocacy
Public Affairs & Consumer Advocacy Specialist
PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT
CONSIDER THIS: Identity fraud is on the rise. In fact, the 2014 Identity Fraud Study recently released by Javelin Strategy & Research revealed an increase of more than 500,000 victims of identity fraud to 13.1 million people in 2013, the second highest number since the study began 11 years ago.
Yet, despite the increase in number of victims, the research also revealed the amount criminals stole decreased by $3 billion to $18 billion, a signal that the fraud protection actions taken by financial institutions, identity theft protection providers, and consumers are having some success. The bottom line: There are measures that can be taken to minimize risk and mitigate losses