Some 2,300 individuals have been notified that they might become victims of identity thieves after a laptop and a personal hard drive belonging to an undercover officer of a Seattle sheriff's office has been stolen from her truck.
Everywhere I go, I hear some variation of the claim that “young people today just don’t care about privacy.” This is something that people widely seem to believe is “just true.”
In 2012, the total losses resulting from account takeover and new account fraud each rose by approximately 50% over the previous year.
The threat of identity theft this tax season leaves consumers with more to worry about than whether or not a tax return is in the mail.
Last week, a Javelin Strategy & Research report found 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in the United States in the past year, which equates to 1 victim every 3 seconds.