We knew from the number of clients we are seeing that Identity Theft in Alabama is a serious matter but then we reviewed a recent government report on Identity Theft which provided some actual numbers. We’re sure this does not provide the real story as this is based only on those victims who actually take the time to notify the FTC.
In Alabama last year there were some 2,774 reported cases of Identity Theft. In Birmingham alone, there were 975 reported cases of Identity Theft. You can download this interesting report by clicking here.
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This report also lists the top ten types of consumer fraud and breaks everything down by state and major metropolitan area. Enjoy reading it – let’s just make sure we don’t become a statistic on the report next year!