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HEAVY SOCIAL MEDIA USERS

1 in 20 identity attacks are linked to social media accounts

1 in 10 identity thefts are on people under 25

Under 25s feature 35% more frequently than over 65s

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WOMEN

Women are 50% less likely to report identity theft than men

Women also show less concern about potential identity theft when shopping online

Two-thirds of victims of identity theft are women from regional Australia

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PEOPLE WITH HIGH INCOMES

White males are often targeted for mortgage fraud

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MIDDLE-AGED AND SENIORS

1-in-4 identity theft reports come from 45-65 year olds

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80% of ID theft reports come from NSW, QLD and Victoria

DID YOU KNOW?

Illegal phone porting was classified as a new crime in 2017.

 

Unfortunately, these reports are combined with other forms of identity theft and online fraud, limiting the amount of precise data available.

ACCAN and ANU have developed some useful infographics and data on identity theft.