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Identity Theft, Fraud Worst in This State

Sorry, Californians
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2017 11:46 AM CDT
Identity Theft, Fraud Worst in These 10 States
In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are seen in Haverhill, Mass.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Given the recent Equifax security breach—alongside a 630% increase in data breaches in the past year, according to one report—identity theft is bound to be a concern for many Americans. But it turns out the state you call home has a lot to do with your risk. WalletHub reviewed identity theft and fraud complaints and policy across the US to come up with the most vulnerable states.

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The worst states for identity theft and fraud, with a score out of 100:

1. California: 69.4
2. Rhode Island: 68
3. District of Columbia: 68
4. Florida: 67.6
5. Georgia: 66.5 (Read more identity theft stories.)

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