One in five hit by identity theft
Almost 20 per cent of US consumers admit to falling victim to identity theft, and younger adults are at greatest risk, according to the latest Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index published today.
Twenty-five per cent of consumers across America under the age of 30 admitted to having their financial information stolen, compared with about 18 per cent in the middle-aged group and just 11 per cent among consumers 65 and older, the study found.
By Robert Jaques at vnunet.
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