16% of Americans have seen their credit card used without their permission
Harris Interactive asked Americans about facing identity theft in their past.
|How Americans suffered from identity theft|
|My credit card or debit card
was used by someone I don’t
know without my permission.
|My identity was used to open a
phone, utility or other type of account.
|My personal information was used for
non-financial fraud, such as on tax forms,
to gain employment, to obtain healthcare
or prescription drugs, to avoid criminal
prosecution, or in other ways.
|A mortgage or line of credit I didn’t
authorize was opened in my name.
|My identity was stolen and
used in some other way.
|None of these||77||79||76||80||70|
|Source: Harris Interactive|