Identity Theft Big Problem In Illinois

(Springfield, IL) — Identity theft seems to be a big problem in Illinois. The Federal Trade Commission ranks the state tenth in the nation for identity theft complaints per capita. Census numbers show there were about 86 complaints for every 100-thousand-people in the state in 2013. Officials are urging people to be extra careful as they plan to prepare their tax returns. They should let a trusted accountant handle the returns and keep things like birthdates and Social Security numbers under lock and key.