According to a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud increased by 13 percent last year, with more than 11.6 million adults becoming victims of identity fraud in 2011.

"Approximately 1.4 million more adults were victimized by identity fraud in 2011, compared to 2010," Help Net Security reports.

"Countering this rise is the successful effort to combat identity fraud coupled with greater consumer awareness of the issue," the article states. "While the number of fraud incidents increased, the total amount lost remained steady."

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