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)

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.

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 (More identity theft stories.)

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