Here's part 3 of an interesting article from Money magazine that lists several identity theft statistics -- many of which I found surprising. It's done in a question and answer format, so here is today's question:
What type of identity theft is the most difficult to detect?
Fraudulent accounts opened in your name. It takes an average of 152 days for victims to find out that a new account has been opened in their name. That's because only a credit report or notice from the lender or a collection agency will alert you to the new account's existence.
1. I would have thought "charges to a credit card you already have" would have been the "winner" here.
2. This is why I have checking my credit reports as part of my New Years resolutions.