Nevada One Of Most Vulnerable States For I.D. Theft

Only Two Other Places Fare Worse Than The Silver State

Mitch Kelly
October 16, 2019 - 8:01 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Data breaches have become increasingly common over the years, and a new study from the financial website WalletHub shows that residents of Nevada are among those most vulnerable to having their identity stolen.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud. Nevada, unfortunately, tops many of those metrics.

WalletHub ranks Nevada 1st in identity theft complaints per capita, as well as fraud and other complaints per capita, and in state security-freeze laws for minors' credit reports. Nevada also made the top 5 for median loss amount due to fraud (3rd) and compliance with the Real ID Act (5th).

The District of Columbia gets the dubious honor of topping the list, with California coming in 2nd.

The state that's safest from identity theft? Kentucky, followed in the WalletHub study by Vermont, West Virginia and Oklahoma.

For a look at the full report, click here.