September 7, 2013

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At Risk for Identity Theft? Take the Identity Theft Quiz

Identity theft risk — it’s probably not something you want to think about, but should. We invite you to take a minute to complete our brief Identity Theft Quiz to test your knowledge.

Truth is that identity theft is a crime that can happen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The number of identity theft complaints filed with the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network continues to increase every year. The 2012 CSN Data Book categorizes complaints related to identity theft into one of the following major categories:

Identity Theft Risk Fraud Types

  • 42% government documents and benefits
  • 13% credit card
  • 10% phone or public utilities
  • 6% bank card
  • 5% employment
  • 2% loan

It’s hard to believe, but even your state of residence could increase your chances of becoming a victim. For example, the CSN reported that Florida, Georgia, and California were the states in 2012 with the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft. Imagine that! And adults aren’t the only ones at risk, either. A recent disturbing trend is child identity theft, a crime that isn’t discovered until years later, when the child turns sixteen and seeks to buy a car. If this all new to you, take a minute from your busy day to inform yourself.

Test Your Identity Theft Risk

Learn what simple changes you can make to your daily routine that may reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. Take our Identity Theft Risk Quiz, today.


Melanie Medina

Sr. Director of Digital Marketing at IdentityForce
Melanie is a native of Bolivia who has lived in Boston for over 10 years. She likes to make time to travel, jog, read, and play backgammon. Fueled by copious amounts of coffee, Melanie stays on top of her to-do list while also keeping abreast of identity theft issues. Serious data breaches are happening all the time in the U.S. and Melanie loves being part of a solution that brings peace of mind to families across the country.