Instances in which Iowans’ identity was stolen jumped a whopping 30 percent, from a rate of 56 people for every 100,000 Iowans in 2014 to 73 just a year later, in 2015.
Most of the thefts happened via the internet. The growth in Iowa mirrors what is happening nationwide. Thefts via the digital world are on the rise as the crime evolves with technology. Yet, many people making legitimate purchases online still have a false sense of security about their private financial information. http://iowawatch.org/2017/04/26/unsuspecting-iowans-fall-into-cyberattack-web/