Florida Takes the Bronze Medal in Identity Theft
FL 3rd in the US in per capita rate of identity theft complaints . . .
Florida ranks third in the U.S. among the states in per capita rate of identity theft complaints and ninth in total overall complaints. This comes as no surprise as Florida has a high population of senior citizens who are often targets of fraud.
However, it was notable that e-mail is now by far the preferred method of initial contact for those who are attempting to defraud someone. The fraud complaints revealed that the victims were initially contacted by email 52% of the time and by phone only 7% of the time.