Americans lost nearly $57 billion due to identity fraud last year, up from $54.4 billion in 2004, but online fraud numbers were down overall, a study by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and Javelin Strategy & Research shows. The survey said Internet fraud accounted for just 9% of identity theft cases, and noted the number of adult Americans who learned their stolen personal data was stolen and used to commit fraud dropped from 9.3 million in 2004 and 10.1 million in 2003 to 8.9 million.

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