United States Map
      January 17, 2019

Home  >  Identity Theft  >  Shop By State  >  Vermont

Your Information Is Secure
How to Protect Yourself from Ideneity Theft Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Bunk Beds

Charm Bracelets

Dating Sites


Flower Delivery

Fruit Baskets

Guitar Lessons

Hair Loss

Menopause Relief

Online Stock Brokers



Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Identity Theft in Vermont

Vermont MapVermont has the seventh lowest rate of identity theft in the United States, with approximately 44 cases reported for every 100,000 people in the state population. In one recent year, 277 Vermonters claimed to have been victims of this type of crime.

For those who wish to protect themselves more thoroughly against having their personal information stolen and used by criminals, Identity Theft Protection services offer customers around-the-clock supervision of their social security numbers, addresses, and other account numbers, flagging any potentially unauthorized activity and making sure any breaches are stopped before they can escalate into larger-scale problems.

Vermonters can also be sure to protect their identity using a few simple strategies. Keeping track of their social security numbers - one of thieves' favorite data points for obtaining new lines of credit, getting employment, and even filing false tax returns to claim taxpayer refunds for themselves - is an excellent safeguard. Social security cards should not be regularly carried in wallets and purses, but rather left at home.

For those who use Medicare, a copy of the card can be made and carried along, with all but the last four digits of the SSN blacked out on the copy. Also, when preparing to discard a laptop or other device, Vermonters should make sure to take any steps recommended by the manufacturer to clear personal data before the device goes to another user or is recycled. Finally, even something as small as removing labels from prescription medication bottles before recycling them can stop would-be thieves from getting information they need.

If a Vermonter believes that they have been the victim of identity theft, they should file a report both with the local police department as well as the Federal Trade Commission.

While identity theft is not as common in Vermont as it is in many other states, it is still wise for residents to take the precautions they can to make it even less likely that they will be impacted by this kind of criminal activity.


Vermont tax worker charged with embezzlement, identity theft

WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Police have arrested a Vermont Tax Department worker who they say embezzled money from the state by altering a taxpayer's return. Chelsea Hoadley, 26, of Greensboro Bend, was arr...

Published:  Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:34:00 GMT

Tax department employee charged with stealing $15,000 from state

An employee of the Vermont Department of Taxes has been arrested by Vermont State Police on charges of identity theft and embezzlement for allegedly taking more than $15,000 from the state by chan ...

Published:  Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:33:00 GMT

New Law Gives Massachusetts Residents More Tools To Protect Credit Information

0:49 Lawmakers in New York are planning a second hearing focusing on identity theft and personal data security following ... Listen Listening... 3:41 The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that adv...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:47:00 GMT

Tax Department employee accused of embezzlement, identity theft

Each count of identity theft (13 V.S.A. ยง 2030) carries a potential penalty of up to three years in prison and $5,000 in fines. The Vermont Attorney General's Office is handling the prosecution of Hoa...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Vermont tax examiner arrested for allegedly altering returns to steal $15,000

Chelsea Hoadley, 26, of Greensboro Bend, an examiner with the Vermont Department of Taxes has been charged with four counts of embezzlement and four counts of identity theft. Vermont State Police bega...

Published:  Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:29:00 GMT

Email attack jeopardizes data of 32,000 at Vermont Hospital

Executives at the facility, which is part of the University of Vermont Health Network ... had their Social Security numbers accessed-they were offered credit and identity theft protection from Experia...

Published:  Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:06:00 GMT

Financial Education Benefits Center: The Best and Worst States for Identity Theft and Fraud

On the other hand, Hawaii, South Dakota, Vermont, Iowa and Maine were ranked as the safest states to conduct online business. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a membership benefits company ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:22:00 GMT

State Attorney General Joins Coalition Against Identity Theft

Synthetic identity theft occurs when criminals combine real social security ... South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. To read the f...

Published:  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:33:00 GMT

Officials: No identity theft reported from database breach

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Officials have received no reports of identity theft or harm from Vermonters following a breach in the state's job search database in March that officials said could affect abou...

Published:  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:22:00 GMT

Study Finds Californians Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft, Fraud

States' policies to deter fraud and identity theft also contributed up to 5 percent to their overall scores. California tied Rhode Island and Vermont for the most money lost to online identity theft p...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:19:00 GMT

Share Us!    Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure