Identity Theft Still Mostly An Offline Scam
from the phishing-just-a-drop-in-the-bucket dept
A year ago we noted that, despite plenty of hype about online fraud and identity theft, it was a very small part of the problem. An updated version of the study notes that, not only are online scams a small part of overall identity theft, they may be decreasing. However, the study does claim that the average loss to online identity theft has gone up quite a bit in the last year. What’s not clear from the article, though, is how this study was conducted. One of the problems with measuring identity theft is that the victims sometimes don’t even realize what’s happened for a while — or how extensive the damage really is.