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Poll: How Many Times Have You Been the Victim of Identity Theft?

Sep 09, 2015

There were 12.7 million victims of identity theft in 2014 according to a study by Javelin Strategy and Research, which by some estimates translates to a victim every two seconds. The Department of Justice estimates that direct and indirect loses ran to almost $25 billion in 2012, though consumer-protection laws shield most individuals from catastrophic financial losses.

Still, the time required to unravel an identity theft case is often significant, as is the emotion distress. Are you one of the many unfortunate casualities? Tell us about it.

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