Identity theft has become a thriving underground, illegal industry. According to Yahoo Finance, more than 11 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year, including 700,000 children.  Not only can being a victim of identity theft cause hassles and headaches to its victims, it can also take years to repair the damage.

According to Equifax fraud experts, Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, followed by California, Texas, New York and Georgia. Experts believe this is due to transient populations, large numbers of tourists and large elderly communities. Contrarily, the states with the lowest rates of identity theft rates have smaller populations and a smaller elderly community. 

If you think you may be the victim of identity theft you can check your credit once a year free-of-charge by going to Equifax, Transunion and Experian websites. 

To ensure your security, Florida Peninsula offers identity theft protection for only $25 per month. To learn more about this, and our other coverage options, please give us a call at (877) 229-2244 or visit our website.