Name Of The Game: Top 10 States For Identity Theft


9. Maryland

Maryland held onto its ninth-place position for identity theft victims. It had 105 identity theft complaints per 100,000 people. Government documents and benefits fraud ranked the highest among identity theft victims, according to the FTC data. The state ranks third for other fraud- related complaints, with residents primarily complaining about problems with banks and lenders. Legislators in Maryland enacted a law last year protecting children from identity theft. The law enables parents or guardians to open a credit record for their child, enabling them to take action such as freezing an account to prevent others from using the child's personal information to open fraudulent accounts. Florida reportedly is working on a similar law.