Oregon is in the bottom quarter of WalletHub’s extensive study to rank states for protections against identity theft. Oregon is ranked 41st of 51 ranked in the nation overall in the report put together by WalletHub for protection against identity theft.
Since December is the month recognizing National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and holiday shopping season which is in full swing, leaving millions of Americans susceptible to data breaches, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted this in-depth analysis that identifies 2015’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.
To measure the level of susceptibility to such crimes for each state, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics. The data set ranges from the total number of identity-theft complaints per 100,000 residents to total cybercrime-related dollar losses per capita.
Oregon’s Vulnerability to Identity Theft & Fraud (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
- 48th – Identity Theft Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 36th – Credit-Card Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 14th – Phone Or Utilities Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 34th – Bank Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 48th – Government-Documents Or -Benefits Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 23rd – Employment Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 43rd – Total Cybercrime-Related Dollar Losses per Capita
- 30th – Credit-Card Fraud Rate Change (2013 vs. 2012)
- 44th – Number of Data Breaches per 100,000 Residents
- 41st – Overall Rank