Study: Just 9% of Americans take necessary steps to prevent identity theft

Published January 17, 2019   |   

Think of all the ways you could be a victim of a crime. Do you register any of those as inevitable? In nearly every case, it’s not even close with one major exception… Identity theft.

Although, there is a lot of information online and accessible to everyone on the best ways to prevent identity theft. 76% of Americans now believe it’s inevitable that they will be victims of identity theft/cybercrime and nearly 48% aren’t even concerned about it.

ERP Maestro recently performed a ranging survey of consumer behavior to learn more about identity theft and cybercrime in America in 2019. It surveyed 2,000 Americans from all 50 states and the respondents ranged in age from 18 to 82 years old.

Highlights include:

  • 37% of Americans say they’ve already been victims of cybercrime and identity theft
  • 57% of Americans believe if something happens, the damage will just get reversed
  • 68% of Americans feel that there was nothing they could have done to prevent the crime

Identity theft is inevitable in the US