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Are Men and Women Equally Affected by Identity Theft Crimes?

Not according to a recent survey. Those survey results indicated that women are more negatively affected by identity theft crimes than men. Affinion Security Center surveyed 808 households and found that women are 26% more likely to be victims of identity theft than men. Additionally, on average, women lose more money than men when they are victims of identity theft.

If you have been the victim of identity theft or suspect that your identity and/or financial information have been compromised, there are steps you can take to prevent the theft or limit the damage. Many people who have been victimized by identity theft will not know it until much later unless they actively check their credit status. You can learn more about the steps you can take to detect identity theft and limit your exposure here.