#Privacy: Over a third of US citizens have been victims of ID theft through 2019

Over one third (38%) of Americans have been victims of identity theft or data breaches in the past year, according to a survey conducted by YouGov plc on behalf of ScoreSense.

The study also found that, although the majority of Americans (77%) are concerned about these threats, less than half (48%) are taking measures to protect themselves by utilizing tools to monitor their credit or prevent ID theft. The latter cohort includes 36% of Gen Z Americans between ages 18 and 22.

“All Americans, but especially the youngest members of our workforce, need to remember that the power to safeguard their credit is entirely in their hands,” said Sanjay Baskaran, CEO of One Technologies, LLC, parent company of ScoreSense.

“We developed ScoreSense as an innovative solution to place consumers in control of their credit. In addition to empowering people with knowledge of their credit scores, and an understanding of what’s behind them, we give our members the tools they need to protect themselves and their families from cybercriminals who can destroy their credit.”

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