Ohioans are among the least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, a new report has found.
WalletHub has ranked Ohio the 10th least vulnerable state to identity fraud. Personal finance website Wallethub conducted a study on ID theft vulnerability in light of the recent Equifax data breach, according to WalletHub’s website.
While Ohio was ranked one of the least vulnerable states for identity theft or fraud, the rest of its rankings by WalletHub fell more toward the middle. WalletHub considered several different factors in its ranking, including fraud complaints per capita and average amount of money lost, among other things.
Below are WallteHub’s findings on how Ohio ranks in comparison to the other states in terms of identity theft.
No. 28: Identity theft complaints per capita
No. 33: Average loss amount due to online identity theft
No. 18: Fraud and other complaints per capita
No. 28: Average loss amount due to fraud
No. 23: State security freeze laws for minors’ credit reports
No. 41: Identity theft passport program
No. 41: Persons arrested for fraud per capita
No 24: Compliance with REAL ID Act, which sets minimum requirements for licenses to be issued.