One in five hit by identity theft

Friday, 5 August 2005, 9:13 AM EST

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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