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As smartphone ownership has increased, so too has the occurrence of identity theft targeting consumers through their phones, according to a recent report released by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, in conjunction with Zogby Analytics.

Smartphone ownership jumped 8% during the last two years, according to the survey, which was conducted in December 2018 and reflects the responses of 1,510 adults in the United States.

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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Elana Ashanti Jefferson serves as ALM's PropertyCasualty360 Group Chief Editor. She is a veteran journalist and communications professional. Reach her by sending an e-mail to [email protected].