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Report: Nevada tops list of states most vulnerable to identity theft, fraud

Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 22:03:06-04

A new report from WalletHub has Nevada as the top state that is most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

The personal finance company released a report Wednesday that compared 50 states and the District of Columbia across metrics ranging from identity theft complaints per capita to the average loss amount due to fraud.

Nevada ranked No. 1 when it came to the most identity theft and fraud, and 2nd with median loss amount due to fraud, according to WalletHub.

Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, and California rounded out the top five most vulnerable states to identity theft and fraud.

Major companies so far in 2018 with reported data breaches have included Adidas, Best Buy, Delta, Kmart, Macy’s and Sears. 

In the same report, experts shared a few quick tips on avoiding identity theft and fraud:

  • Emphasize email security
  • Sign up for credit monitoring
  • Leverage account alerts and update contact info
  • Use common sense online