California had the third highest rate of identity theft complaints. The state had 122.7 complaints per 100,000 people, according to the FTC report. States with metro areas that have surges in unemployment and foreclosures may be at risk for more identity theft, Equifax said. Foreclosures in California increased significantly in 2012, at one point last year besting Nevada, which was hit hard by the housing crisis, according to RealtyTrac data. California ranked 11th out of 50 states for fraud complaints. Residents there complained about potential Internet services scams, debt collectors and other issues.