Florida holds the dubious title of being a haven for identity theft. The state has 361.3 complaints per 100,000 people, according to the FTC report. The report also said Florida has the highest per capita rate of reported fraud and other types of complaints. The high rate could be due to the state's transient population, high number of tourists and high percentage of elderly people, according to the credit agency. People who suspect identity theft can request a fraud alert from one of the three U.S. credit reporting agencies. Placing a fraud alert prevents new credit accounts from being opened without authorization.