Wed. Sep 27th, 2023
New findings in a study by Wallethub.com puts Missouri in the middle of the pack for the state’s most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
Missouri comes in 28th in the study which used the numbers of identity theft and fraud cases plus policy as key metrics in putting together the list.
Missouri does fare better than most having among the lowest average loss amount due to fraud for a ranking of 48th.
The least vulnerable states are: Montana, Arkansas and Indiana while the most vulnerable states are: Louisiana and Delaware with the District of Columbia topping the list as the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
With the average data breach in 2022 costing $9.44 million and taking 277 days to contain, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.
To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to the average loss amount due to fraud.
|Most Vulnerable States||Least Vulnerable States|
|1. District of Columbia||42. Iowa|
|2. Delaware||43. West Virginia|
|3. Louisiana||44. Utah|
|4. Rhode Island||45. Washington|
|5. Colorado||46. Oklahoma|
|6. Pennsylvania||47. Wyoming|
|7. Georgia||48. Maine|
|8. Alabama||49. Indiana|
|9. Florida||50. Arkansas|
|10. New York||51. Montana|
To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit: