Name Of The Game: Top 10 States For Identity Theft


2. Georgia

Georgia had 193.9 complaints per 100,000 people, according to the FTC report. Georgia residents complained about potential fraud from debt collectors the most, followed by banks and lenders and shop-at-home and catalog sales services scams. Individuals that suspect suspicious information in their credit files should apply a security freeze. The freeze prevents lenders from reviewing credit history information, stopping them from issuing credit. Each credit reporting agency needs to be contacted separately to institute a freeze, Equifax said.