In identity theft nationwide. Yay, Oregon!
Identity theft complaints in Oregon made a drastic leap in 2014. For years the state ranked in the 30s for number of complaints across the nation, but in the most recent report Oregon jumped to No. 3.
We'll be right up there again this year, too, as Oregon Database (a company that runs background checks on job applicants and volunteers) had their...um...database breached recently. As many as 88,000 records were compromised. We're just such a high-tech place, you know.