Identity Fraud Reached All Time High in 2017

According to a 2018 identity fraud study, victims increased 8% to 16.7 million US consumers in 2017; this is a record since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking data in 2003; as chips in cards have become more prevalent, fraud has continued to move online; the research highlighted the increase in intermediary accounts being created by fraudsters which could include PayPal and Amazon accounts; article shares further data on trends in identity fraud. Source