Identity theft is a highly personal crime with almost 40% of victims unable to obtain credit cards following the incident, and nearly 25% seeking help for the emotional and physical aftershocks.

The San Diego based The Identity Theft Resource Center released, “Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2017,” which explores the effects of identity theft victimization. The report, conducted intermittently since 2003, consist of voluntary responses of victims who contacted the ITRC for assistance in 2016.

Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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