WalletHub recently did a study about which states are most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Unfortunately it looks like Texas is pretty high on the list. New Mexico, however, is significantly lower. Here is how the rankings went, with number 1 being the most vulnerable.

  1. District of Columbia
  2. California
  3. Nevada
  4. New Hampshire
  5. South Carolina
  6. Delaware
  7. Louisiana
  8. Texas
  9. New York
  10. Florida
  11. Georgia
  12. South Dakota
  13. North Carolina
  14. Tennessee
  15. Montana
  16. Miinnesota
  17. Oregon
  18. Illinois
  19. New Jersey
  20. Connecticut
  21. Alabama
  22. Pennsylvania
  23. Arizona
  24. Colorado
  25. Maryland
  26. Rhode Island
  27. Massachusetts
  28. Mississippi
  29. Idaho
  30. Utah
  31. Ohio
  32. Indiana
  33. Virginia
  34. Michigan
  35. Wisconsin
  36. Alaska
  37. Washington
  38. New Mexico
  39. Nebraska
  40. Iowa
  41. North Dakota
  42. Missouri
  43. Maine
  44. Arkansas
  45. Hawaii
  46. Kansas
  47. Oklahoma
  48. West Virginia
  49. Vermont
  50. Wyoming
  51. Kentucky

WalletHub used 15 key metrics to compile this list. Some of those metrics include identity-theft complaints per capita and average loss amount due to fraud.

Some quick tips for protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud.

  • Protect your email - As much as you might think a lot of identity theft and fraud issues com from online back accounts, but your email holds a lot of the information that makes you vulnerable.
  • Sign up for credit monitoring - This is the best way to monitor your credit report and be aware of any suspect activity.
  • Use common sense - Common sense have suddenly become not so common. But don't put your information in a website you don't trust. Make sure you are paying attention to what your'e doing online.

You can get the full story over at WalletHub by CLICKING HERE.