Rage, loss of trust, and loan troubles add to the already difficult scenario of identity theft
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2013 -- Today, there are as many as 10 million Americans who have fallen victim to some form of identity theft. That number, while staggering, is only expected to grow in the coming years. That is why HidePad.com has created a viable and affordable option to protect individuals who use the internet, and an infographic that explains just why the services provided are necessary.
Of those who are victims of identity theft, only a third-to-half know of the thievery within the first three months. Nearly 10-20% of victims do not find out about the theft until four years later or more. Those numbers prove that trying to right what has been wronged is not always as simple as noting an isolated incident and removing it. Instead, victims may be preyed upon for years at a time involving thousands of transactions.
The infographic points out that it can take nearly 6,000 hours or repairing the damages that are caused by theft. The average amount of time comes out to well over 300 hours of actual work to recover one's identity.
According to HidePad's infographic, Aberdeen Group estimated that $221 billion will be lost in business worldwide due to the threat of identity theft.
The crime is not only shocking and time-consuming, but also pricey, according to HidePad.com. Victims are likely to spend up to $14,340 to deal with the cases. The average comes out to be somewhere near $1,000 in case-related costs. The ramifications move beyond cost-of-adjustment however, as many are unable to receive loans after they have been victimized.
According to HidePad.com's infographic, seven-of-10 victims have trouble actually removing the negative effects of the theft (including some never being able too); while 40% have to deal with severe amounts of stress as a result of the theft.
While nearly 90% of individuals feel anger to the level of rage at the situation, 45% have trouble removing the denial of the actual incident. Nearly half of all victims find it hard to trust anyone following the event, when it comes to accessing information.
Hide Pad provides a service to secure your iPad using a VPN today. HidePad.com has over 35 secure VPN servers that can give you the safety and security you require. See their newly designed infographic here - http://hidepad.com/blog/shocking-identity-theft-stats/.
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