By Hielscher, John SARASOTA-MANATEE HOUSING MARKET SARASOTA COUNTY – For the first time in at least seven years, the foreclosure rate has dipped below 2 percent in the Sarasota-Manatee region. The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgages in the two counties fell to 1.91 percent
An estimated 17.6 million Americans — about 7% of U.S. residents age 16 or older—were victims of identity theft in 2014. Most victims (86%) experienced the misuse of an existing credit card or bank account. About 4% of victims had their personal information activity stolen and used to open a new account or for other fraudulent activity. Some victims (7%) experienced multiple types of identity theft during the most recent incident. These findings were similar to those published in 2012.
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