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ID theft hit 18 million people, 7% of U.S. population last year targeting bank acc and credit cards.

1111111111111111111IDtheftAlmost 18 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States last year, with the majority of crimes targeting credit cards and bank accounts, the Department of Justice said Sunday.

The figure represents 7% of the U.S. population aged 16 or older and is a rise of 1 million people from 2012, the last year for which the Ddepartment of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics published a similar report.

The latest report counts instances where a person experienced misuse of a financial or other account — not simply a breach of their personal information.

Just over two in every five cases involved a credit card account and just under two in five involved a bank account. READ WHOLE ARTICLE HERE