New research released today by the National Consumers League (NCL) and Javelin Strategy & Research reveals disturbing trends for Miami residents who have been affected by data breaches and identity fraud. Nearly half of identity fraud victims are unaware where their information was compromised, while 61 percent of those who were also data breach victims reported that the breached information was used to commit fraud. The majority of data breaches affecting fraud victims involved a compromised retailer; fraud victims also reported that their information was used to make unauthorized purchases, either online (31 percent) or in person (39 percent). As a result, Miami identity fraud victims are losing trust in retailers’ ability to keep their personal information secure and prevent it from being used to commit fraud.
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