Name Of The Game: Top 10 States For Identity Theft


7. Texas

Texas had 108.6 identity theft complaints per 100,000 people, putting it in the seventh spot. The state's residents logged more than 28,000 identity theft complaints and more than 119,000 fraud complaints. Residents complained about impostor scams and auto-related problems, among other issues. In January, an undocumented immigrant reportedly pled guilty in assuming the identity of a Houston elementary school teacher in a case that highlighted the issue of "total" identity theft. The Mexican national lived in Topeka, Kan., and used the stolen Texas identity to get a driver's license, a mortgage, food stamps and medical care.



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