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How much identity theft does Connecticut experience?

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According to financial site 24/7 Wall St., there were 371,061 reported cases of all forms of identity theft in 2017, and nearly 63,000 of them were tax fraud.

“One’s likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft appears to depend heavily on place of residence as the incidence of identity theft ranges considerably across the United States,” the site writes.

So what’s the likelihood in Connecticut? Based on data from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 24/7 Wall St. found that Connecticut has the 12th highest rate of identity theft in the country.



Click through the slideshow to see some stats on identity theft in Connecticut. Visit 24/7 Wall St. for he full report.

This includes everything from stealing security numbers or credit card numbers, utilities fraud, loan or lease fraud and government benefits fraud.

Recently Police in Redding released images of the two suspects — a man and a woman — that they believe are behind the dozens of skimming incidents in Redding, Wilton and Ridgefield.

Since Jan. 29, one bank in Redding has had as many 28 victims claiming fraudulent activity on their bank cards. In Wilton, police have traced nearly a dozen banking theft incidents back to a compromised machine at Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market.

Police explained that skimmers capture account information and PINs, which are then used to create fraudulent credit cards, debit cards or ATM cards. The cards are then used to buy merchandise or steal the money from the victim’s account.

Additional reporting by Pat Tomlinson.



Source: on 2018-04-16 16:03:45

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