NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2020’s 5th most vulnerable state to identity theft and fraud, according to a study done by WalletHub.
With businesses such as Marriott and Nintendo experiencing data breaches this year but the number of breaches down from 2019, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub on Tuesday.
To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to the average loss amount due to fraud.
New Jersey‘s Vulnerability to Identity Theft & Fraud (1=Most Vulnerable; 25=Avg.):
- 11th – Identity-Theft Complaints per Capita
- 12th – Avg. Loss Amount Due to Online Identity Theft
- 16th – Fraud & Other Complaints per Capita
- 12th – Median Loss Amount Due to Fraud
- 1st – State Security-Freeze Laws for Minors’ Credit Reports
- 1st – Identity-Theft Passport Program
- 19th – Persons Arrested for Fraud per Capita
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
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