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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2020’s 5th most vulnerable state to identity theft, fraud

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

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 states with the most identity theft and fraud:
  1. Florida
  2. South Carolina
  3. Delaware
  4. Nevada
  5. New Jersey

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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