Here. According to Experian, in "2016, over 15 million Americans were victims of identity theft, up 16 percent from the previous year." Some upsetting findings:
• Only half (49 percent) of respondents feel they are likely to become a victim of identity theft * * *
• A significant majority of respondents (72 percent) think thieves are only interested in “wealthy people’s identities.”
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• Identity theft victims acknowledged negative impacts to short- and long-term financial goals (37 percent and 27 percent, respectively).
• Of those victimized by identity theft while traveling, 55 percent stated it took from weeks to more than a year to resolve issues related to identity fraud.