#ProtectYourID By The Numbers

Personal ID Theft Stats

  • 1,000 consumers/day called the FTC every day to report identity theft. (Source)
  • In a recent Gallup Poll, Americans said they fear becoming victims of ID theft more than they fear violent crime or natural disasters. (Source)
  • 62% of Americans worry about computer and smartphone hacking. (Source)
  • 27%, say they or another household member had information from a credit card used at a store stolen by computer hackers during the last year. (Source)

Business ID Theft Stats

  • DHS estimates that > 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by cyberattacks. (Source)
  • in 2012 the financial loss from identity theft totaled nearly $25 billion. (Source)
  • Almost 170,000,000 records exposed through breaches in 2015. (Source)

Tax Refund Fraud Stats

  • Approximately 200,000 suspicious attempts to gain access to taxpayer information on the Get Transcript application had been made between mid-February and mid-May. (Source)
  • In the 2013 tax year, the IRS paid out more than $5 billion in fraudulent refunds. (Source)
  • The IRS was able to stop or recover approximately 81% of the fraudulent claims. (Source)
  • 2014 had an increase of >700,000 attempted fraudulent returns. (Source)