Georgians Vulnerable to Identity Theft, Fraud
This time of year, many consumers are engaging in marathon shopping sprees, but experts warn this time of increased spending can lead to personal information being compromised. A recent study be the personal finance website WalletHub shows Georgia is in the top ten most vulnerable states when it comes to identity theft and fraud.
Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with the organization. She says while there are measures shoppers can take to protect themselves, policy changes made by the state could keep Georgia consumers safer.
In 2022, the average data breach in the U.S. cost nearly 9 and a half million dollars and took 277 days to identify and contain.