• Nearly 20% of respondents reported some form of ID theft. 55% of victims reported missing time from work, 44% said they lost out on an employment opportunity, and 29% said they had to request government assistance in the form of welfare, EBT, food stamps, etc.
  • 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%).

Check out the full article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessamcgrady/2016/10/18/idtheft/#4887359820cd


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