The Leading Cause of Identity Theft Isn’t What You Think

Cyber hackers, data breaches, phishing scams. Online data piracy seems to be everywhere. But it’s not the most common form of identity theft. It’s losing your wallet.

An insurance industry study found that stolen wallets account for nearly three quarters of identity fraud cases in 2011.

If you’re not protecting yourself, here’s how to get started.

ID theft infographic

Travelers Study Reveals Offline Methods Are Top Causes for Identity Fraud Claims – 73% of identity fraud cases resulted from stolen personal item (Graphic: Travelers)

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