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FTC: South Fla Leads the Nation in Identity Theft

FTC: South Fla Leads the Nation in Identity Theft

A warning to all of us.  According to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission, South Florida is #1 in the nation when it comes to identity theft.

If you believe you are a victim, experts urge you to act quickly, because once an identity is stolen, it will be used approximately 30 times on average.

The FTC calls I.D. theft the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and this report finds that the metropolitan area which includes Palm Beach County is the worst in the nation. 

For every 10,000 people in our region, 645 of us will fall victim to identity theft.

 

 

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