Identity Fraud Hit 15.4 Million U.S. Victims in 2016: Javelin Strategy & Research

If you’re wondering why stronger data protection might be needed, how about a finding that identity fraud hit 15.4 million U.S. consumers last year. That’s 6.15% of ALL consumers. Which means, if attacks are randomly distributed, YOU have a 60% chance of being hit over a ten year period. But attacks are not randomly distributed: active social networkers or ecommerce shoppers are more likely to be hit. Sound like anyone you know? Study was from Javelin Strategy & Research, sponsored by identity protection vendor LifeLock.