Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

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Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

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Ohio was ranked one of the least likely states where residents get their identity stolen.

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.

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