The disconnect with identity theft

October 26, 2017 by Guest Contributor

Despite rising concerns about identity theft, most Americans aren’t taking basic steps to make it harder for their information to be stolen, according to a survey Experian conducted in August 2017:

  • Nearly 3 in 4 consumers said they’re very or somewhat concerned their email, financial accounts or social media information could be hacked. This is up from 69% in a similar survey Experian conducted in 2015.
  • Nearly 80% of survey respondents are concerned about using a public Wi-Fi network. Yet, barely half said they take the precaution of using a password-protected Wi-Fi network when using mobile devices.
  • 59% of respondents are annoyed by safety precautions needed to use technology — up 12% from 2015.

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