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Portrait of a fraud victim:
who's most at risk
September 09, 2010
A recent study by Experian on identity fraud revealed that fraud victims are most likely to fall into the Affluent Suburbia category.* The study found that the neighborhood characteristics, preferred hobbies and educational status of identity fraud victims fall in line with a general description of an affluent suburban.

Compared with a general population of credit applicants, identity fraud victims live in neighborhoods where:

•  The median income is 11 percent higher
•  The percentage of new vehicles is 13 percent higher
•  The percentage of luxury vehicles is 26 percent higher
•  The percentage of homeowners is 23 percent higher

Download the latest fraud research, Portrait of a fraud victim: Affluent suburbans most at risk, to take a closer look at fraud-related trends.

Source: Experian's Market Insight Snapshot, January 2010


*Affluent Suburbia is a grouping name within Experian's Mosaic® system and is defined as the wealthiest households in the United States living in exclusive suburban neighborhoods.
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