Name Of The Game: Top 10 States For Identity Theft

4. Michigan

Michigan had 122.2 complaints per 100,000 people, putting it in fourth place for the number of identity theft complaints. It's a big increase in complaints over the 2011 report, when it ranked 13th place overall. The state also had a high number of fraud complaints related to prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries, and telephone and mobile services issues. Equifax said people who find fraudulent accounts should reach out immediately to banks or creditors to ask them to stop reporting the issue to the agency. The request should trigger an investigation.

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