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What We Know About Identity Theft and Fraud Victims From Research- and Practice-Based Evidence

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This report summarizes the findings from research and practice on victimization due to identity theft and fraud, and it identifies research gaps that should be filled in order to improve the nation’s response to identity fraud and other fraud victimization.
This report compiles research about identity theft and fraud victimization. The report covers research on topics including the prevalence of identity theft and fraud; risk and protective factors; and prevention, intervention, and victim services.
Date Created: September 26, 2019