Business Identify Theft Resources by State
More than 10 million consumers have their identity stolen every year. Now, businesses are starting to fall victim to identify theft as well, and the cost can be detrimental to a small business. What usually happens when a business suffers identity theft is a thief steals the company’s identity, opens credit in the company’s name, and then rack up thousands of dollars of debt buying office equipment, gift cards, electronics and other high-priced items that could be sold for cash. Once the company’s identity is stolen and its business credit damaged, it can be hard to recover. 60% of small businesses go out of business after a cyber attack according to the U.S’ National Cyber Security Alliance and identity theft can be a result of one of these attacks.
Small businesses struggle with cash flow on a normal day, so something as costly as identity theft could ruin a business. Below, we’ve compiled identity theft resources by state, so you can be prepared for a possible threat and help your business recover from identity theft if it happens to your company.
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