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The National Council of Identity Theft Protection (NCITP) said ID theft has nearly become an “unstoppable issue,” pointing out that someone’s identity is stolen every 22 seconds and more than a third of American consumers have faced some form of ID theft.

While there are no easy ways to avoid ID theft, new research from U.S. News and World Report ranked the top 10 states with the highest risk for ID theft crimes and the top 10 states with the lowest risk of ID theft.

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