Identity Theft Victims Undergo Avalanche Of Headaches

Even for identity theft victims who have paid for credit monitoring, recovering from such an attack can take months of non-reimbursed efforts to repair credit history, reported the Associated Press.

And the problem is getting much worse.

It’s not merely that thieves are accessing ever-large lists of names courtesy of well-publicized breaches at companies including Target, the Home Depot and Sony, but that they are harvesting a much higher percentage of those names than ever. Javelin Strategy & Research now estimates that one in three Americans affected by a data breach ultimately became the victim of fraud last year — up from one in nine in 2010….

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