Los Angeles In Top Three Cities For Identity Theft

Yikes! According to this if you live in LA (or New York or Detroit) you’re at the highest risk of identity theft. I got my bank card info stolen a couple of months back, and while I didn’t lose any money because the bank credited the charges, it was a royal pain in the ass. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft continues to be one of the top issues, accounting for 36% of complaints to them. They do note however, that it seems to be decreasing. In 2005 4% of Americans were affected by identiy fraud and last year it dropped to 3.8%. Get out your shredders!