Overview

This complimentary consumer report features an update on the Fraud Beat, key trends of what fraudsters are up to today.  The Fraud Prevention checklist provides consumers with specific recommendations to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud of this $18 billiion crime.

Fraud Beat details:

  • More fraud victims, but less is stolen
  • Fraudsters are taking over accounts more often
  • Data breaches are more damaging than ever before
  • Inadequate consumer password behaviors are placing consumers at risk

A deeper analysis of economic indicators and identity fraud trends is available for purchase in the full version of the 2014 Identity Fraud Report: Card Data Breaches and Inadequate Consumer Password Habits
Fuel Disturbing Fraud Trends
 along with a detailed breakdown of how different economic factors, payment purchasing trends, and security dynamics correlate with changes in identity fraud.

Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the comprehensive analysis of identity fraud trends is independently produced by Javelin Strategy & Research, and made possible by Intersections Inc., a company dedicated to consumer fraud prevention and education. It is the nation's longest-running study of identity fraud, with 53,800 respondents surveyed over the past 11 years.

This research study is made possible by our sponsor, Intersections, dedicated to consumer fraud prevention and education.