ICFE eNEWS #16-43 - December 2016
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San Diego, CA (December 06, 2016) - There have been 901 data breaches reported thus far in 2016, says WalletHub.co, which recently today released its in-depth analysis that identifies 2016's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.
To measure the level of susceptibility to such crimes for each state, the analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across six key metrics. The data set ranges from "identity-theft complaints per capita" to "average loss amount due to fraud."
For example, California's Vulnerability to Identity Theft & Fraud (1=Most Vulnerable; 25=Avg.)
• 11th - Identity-Theft Complaints per Capita
• 3rd - Avg. Loss Amount Due to Online Identity Theft
• 9th - Fraud & Other Complaints per Capita
• 3rd - Avg. Loss Amount Due to Fraud
• 25th - State Security-Freeze Laws for Minors' Credit Reports
• 1st - Identity-Theft Passport Program
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Financial professionals in their capacity as advisors to their clients have a responsibility to be aware of the most up-to-date methods used by identity thieves in order to protect their clients and to advise them appropriately. The non-profit Institute of Consumer Financial Education makes available a comprehensive course of study leading to the designation of Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist - CITRMS ® XV.
Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
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