States With the Most Identity Theft

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50. South Dakota
> Identity theft complaints: 46 per 100,000 (total: 403)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $388 (6th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (45% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (20% of total)

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49. West Virginia
> Identity theft complaints: 55 per 100,000 (total: 1,000)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $500 (2nd highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (32% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Phone or utilities fraud (23% of total)

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48. Vermont
> Identity theft complaints: 57 per 100,000 (total: 354)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $494 (15th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (45% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Bank fraud (16% of total)

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47. Iowa
> Identity theft complaints: 59 per 100,000 (total: 1,870)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $495 (12th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (37% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (26% of total)

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46. Maine
> Identity theft complaints: 60 per 100,000 (total: 806)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $441 (21st lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (32% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (30% of total)