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Financial Crimes Prevention

Financial Crimes threaten the safety of financial systems world-wide. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crimes in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.

Did you know?

  • The total number of new fraud incidents fell between 2019 and 2020. Just 5.1% of consumers reported being victims of fraud, compared to 5.7% of consumers reporting as such in 2018. (Comparitech.com)
  • 40% of takeovers happen within 24 hours of a criminal’s access to a victim’s account. (Javelin Research)
  • There was over 1.6 million fraud reports in 2019. 33% of these were from people between the ages of 20 and 29, while just 13% were from people over 70 years old. (ftc.gov-Federal Trade Commission)
  • 1.3 million children’s records are stolen every year. Foster children have an even greater risk as a percentage of all children. (Identity Theft Resource Center)
  • As of 2019, Texas ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of cybercrime victims (Internet Crime Compliant Center).
Financial Crimes Safety Awareness Tips
Delitos Financieros Consejos de Seguridad

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