Identity theft and identity fraud are quite possibly two of the most dreaded diseases that the growth of consumerism has brought upon us. Personal data has become a commodity traded like gold and silver, financial information is no longer safe no matter where it is.
But how bad is the problem of identity theft? And how deep has identity fraud affected us so far?
In this engaging infographic by Equifax, a global leader in credit analysis, we are shown just how serious these problems have become, and how deeply they have crept into our daily lives.
Although this data has been gathered in the UK, the scenario is not very different in the United States or any other part of the world. This is a global problem that all of us need to be aware of.
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