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Identity Theft Informational Links

8.4 million adults were victims of identity theft in 2007.

The total cost of identity theft in 2007 was $49.3 billion dollars.

Nearly 85% of all victims of identity theft find out about their identity theft case in a negative manner.

Unauthorized access to checking accounts is the fastest growing form of identity theft.

On average, 49% of individuals are unaware that their identity has been stolen.

16% of victims state that it was someone they  know stole their identity.

The above statistics were obtained from the Privacy Rights Clearing House website.