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Cyber Threat Not Number One Method of Identity Theft

Much attention is paid to the theft of personal information over the Internet, but the number-one cause for identity theft turns out to be old-fashioned loss of personal effects, according to Travelers.

A study released by the insurer says that in this era of digital information, 73 percent of cases of identity fraud result from burglary, stolen wallets and pilfered identifications. The study is based on Travelers claim data.

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