Javelin Strategy and Research, the primary source for research on identity theft statistics, recently published their 2013 report stating that there were over a million more victims of identity theft in 2012 than in 2011. This means that 12.6 million Americans in the U.S. became victims last year, resulting in more than $21,000,000,000 in damages.
The good news is that of the people who discovered fraud, more than half of them actively detected the issue as a result of monitoring their accounts and using financial alerts, credit monitoring, or identity protection services like ours. If you have any concerns regarding your identity, contact us or visit www.InfoArmor.com to learn more about our service.
Source: 2013 Identity Fraud Report: Data Breaches Becoming a Treasure Trove for Fraud. February 2013. Retrieved 2/20/2013.