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Houston has most identity theft in U.S.

Posted on June 29th, 2011 No Comments

A recent study found that 45 million people in the United States have manipulated their identification information when applying for credit cards, car loans, and cell phone service.

The study examined deliberate variations in Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and names.  The top 3 identity offenders identified in the study had used 417 manipulated Social Security numbers, 64 manipulated dates of birth, and 17 manipulated first names.

According to the study, 8 million people in the U.S. are using two or more Social Security numbers, 16 million people are using two or more dates of birth, and 10 million people in the U.S. have manipulated their identity by incorporating some of their spouse’s information into their own.

Houston was found to have the highest number of identity manipulators.  Other Texas cities that ranked high on the list included Dallas, El Paso, Corpus Christi, and McAllen.

To discuss being charged with identity theft with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact the Houston identity theft lawyers of Ross Law Group at 713-222-0400 today.