In 2009 there were 1,738 victims of identity (ID) theft in Utah. That’s down from 1,775 in 2008 – while not a huge decline, any decrease is good news!
This is based on the Consumer Sentinel Network, which is a compilation of law enforcement, BBBs and other government agency's complaints.
The top five types of ID Theft are still essentially the same:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Employment-Related Fraud
- Phone or Utilities Fraud
- Government Documents or Benefits Fraud
- Bank Fraud
While you might think that older folks might be more of a target, the largest age group which was victimized was 20 – 29 year olds.
So, be careful with your personal information. You can read the whole report at: http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2009.pdf. It’s a large file (4.80 GB), so be prepared. It shows complaint counts for fraud and ID theft for each state.