Blink. Now do it again. That’s how long it takes for identity theft to claim another victim in the U.S. More than 12 million new victims every year, a million every 30 days, one every two seconds.
There are many reasons why identity theft is the biggest single crime epidemic in history. It’s very easy to commit, to make a lot of money, and to get away with. As one notorious thief observed “if I can make $10,000 in a morning without even getting out of bed, why wouldn’t I?”