States With the Most Identity Theft

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5. Nevada
> Identity theft complaints: 128 per 100,000 (total: 3,828)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $500 (2nd highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (39% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (32% of total)

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4. Maryland
> Identity theft complaints: 129 per 100,000 (total: 7,788)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $458 (22nd highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (35% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (26% of total)

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3. California
> Identity theft complaints: 140 per 100,000 (total: 5,5418)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $500 (2nd highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (43% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (20% of total)

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2. Florida
> Identity theft complaints: 149 per 100,000 (total: 31,167)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $428 (18th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (40% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Bank fraud (18% of total)

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1. Michigan
> Identity theft complaints: 151 per 100,000 (total: 15,027)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (11th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Government Documents or Benefits fraud (27% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (26% of total)