20 Oct Study Shows California Most Affected By Identity Theft
A recent study conducted by finance website WalletHub showed that cases of identity theft and fraud hit Californians the most compared to other US states.
The study used data from the FBI, Federal Trade Commission, Internet Crime Complaint Center, Department of Homeland Security and National Conference of State Legislatures. The company also found out that California, Rhode Island, and Vermont lost the most money due to identity theft per capita.
However, it was noted that the high average loss could be attributed to the proportionally high incomes of Californians. According to census data, it was the ninth highest in the country at $64,500 in 2015.
Source: Sacramento Bee