Millions of people in the United States fall victim to identity fraud, identity theft, and other types of deception each year, both knowingly and unknowingly.
Although recent years have witnessed an increasing awareness about the protection of personal data, the statistics show identity theft crimes in the US are on the rise.
According to new data the number of identity theft complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission in the United States jumped over 650,000 in 2019.
Identity Theft Complaints Jumped 45% in a Year
In 2019, the FTC Consumer Sentinel Network received over 3.2 million reports. More than 50% of them or 1.7 million were fraud complaints. Identity theft reports ranked as the second-largest type of crime with 650,572 complaints, or 20% of all received reports last year.
Credit card frauds topped the list of US identity theft reports in 2019. The statistics show US citizens fell victim to
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