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Less than one in 10 Americans take necessary steps to prevent identity theft

A recent study on cybercrime and identity theft in the United States found that even though 37% of US citizens have fallen victim to cybercrime/identity theft at some point, and a wide majority of people (76%) is convinced that becoming a cybercrime/identity theft victim is an inevitability, about half of Americans (48%) are not worried about this.

Almost 2 out of 3 (64%) respondents affected by cybercrime/identity theft had been confronted with fraudulent payment card charges. More than two-thirds (68%) of victims did not believe they could have done anything to stay safe, while nearly three in four victims had not significantly altered their online behavior to prevent themselves from being targeted again in the future.

These findings are worrisome, as there are plenty of things users can do to prevent themselves against the most common types of cybercrime, so the apparent indifference of people only plays into the hands of threat actors.

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