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Meet the Crooks Behind Identity Theft [Infographic]

Identity theft is growing 15-20% a year and every one of us is a potential victim, regardless of our age, nationality, or status.

Victims of identity theft suffer more than just financial loss. Damage to their reputation and credit rating could take months and sometimes years to repair!

A recent study reveals these alarming statistics:

  • There were 12.6 million victims of identity theft in 2012 in the U.S. (1 victim every 3 seconds), an increase of more than 1 million compared to 2011.
  • Total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2012 was $21 billion.
  • 1 in 4 consumers that received a data breach notification letter became a victim of identity fraud.

As criminals get more sophisticated and creative, it’s becoming more important for you to take the necessary actions to protect your personal information.

The following infographic introduces you to the 3 crooks behind identity theft, reveals common methods they use to obtain your personal information and what you can do to limit your risk of becoming the next victim of identity theft.

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