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Connecticut among the states most vulnerable to identity thieves

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'Tis the season for online shopping and identity theft.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com ranked Connecticut as one of the states most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

The site put the state at number 10 on its list.

The top three included the District of Columbia, California and Florida. See the rest of the top 10 here.

WalletHub said it compared all 50 states and DC across six key indicators, including identity theft complaints per capita and average loss amount due to fraud.

It cited the Identity Theft Resource Center's most recent data breach report in which 901 breaches with access to more than 34 million records took place so far in 2016.

It said while more aggressive measures have been taken to protect consumers, criminal strategies continue to evolve.

The state's least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud include West Virginia, Maine and South Dakota.

For WalletHub's complete list, click here.

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