Cases of identity theft in Sweden have shot up by 79 percent over the past three years, a new survey published on Monday shows.
In the first six months of 2009 the number of identities frozen as a result of identity theft amounted to 1,439, a 79 percent increase on the corresponding period of 2006, figures from Swedish credit rating agency Soliditet.
“The development is of great concern. The trend clearly points to an increase. Over the past year alone reports of fraud as a result of identity theft have increased by 30 percent,” said Krister Jörlén, Soliditet CEO, in a company press release.
Read more in The Local (Sweden).