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Study Looks at Identity Theft Trends

By Admin on October 22, 2007 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Most identity theft crimes are not carried out online, and more than 60 percent of identity thieves are under the age of 34 (with two-thirds being male), according to a new study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and conducted by the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection. The findings also show that one-third of identity theft cases occurred through the identity thief's employment. According to CBS News, "the most frequently used non-technological method [of identity theft] was the rerouting of mail through change of address cards. Other prevalent non-technological methods were mail theft and dumpster diving."

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