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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Identity theft fraud is a global concern, toping the United State's FTC (Federal Trade Commission) ranking of consumer complaints for fifteen years running. In Brazil it is no different, and according to financial firm Serasa Experian, reports of identity theft reached 162,854 in April, an increase of four percent compared to the same month last year.

The number represents an attempt of identity theft fraud every 15.9 seconds in the country. In this Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?