- As a result of theft, victims reported they needed to: Borrow money (35%), sell possessions (25%), move (23%), and spend time away from other life experiences (39%).
- Government-related identity theft–such as state and federal tax fraud–was experienced by 44% of the survey respondents.
- Nearly 46% left their financial institutions after the fraud.
- Of the ID theft victims.
- Symptoms reported include: stress (74%) and anxiety (60%), as well as an inability to concentrate (39%). Survey respondents also reported dealing with an inability to concentrate/lack of focus (39%). Victims reported new physical illness such as aches and pains, heart palpitations, sweating, and stomach issues (29%), sleep disturbances (41%), and an inability to go to work due to physical symptoms (10%).
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