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FTC Consumer Fraud Report Includes All 50 States Statistics

I was informed of the FTC fraud report from one of our private investigator news groups and wanted to pass it on.

Here’s the link

This report is over 100 pages in PDF format.  A fascinating look into the top ten areas of fraud by state and suggestions from the FTC on how to combat them.  Everything from credit cards to military fraud issues and stats that are mind blowing!

This free report appears to cover virtually all fraud related reports from consumers across the nation down to the dollar amounts attributed to losses.  Think about all the people too embarrased to report fraud added to the numbers reported that are already staggering.

OK, place your bets on what you thik is the number one ranked fraud category in the nation….

We hope you enjoy this great little find but it’s more of a horror story.  Take heed and take advantage of this free resource in protecting your personal and financial security.

And the “winner” is….

ftc fraud awareness report

FTC fraud awareness report

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2013

Rank  Category
No. of
Complaints   Percentages
1       Identity Theft                                                                                                    369,132               18%
2      Debt Collection                                                                                                     199,721               10%
3       Banks and Lenders                                                                                              132,340                6%
4       Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales                                                                     115,184                6%
5       Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries                                                                      98,479                5%
6      Impostor Scams                                                                                                       82,896                4%
7      Internet Services                                                                                                      81,438                4%
8      Auto Related Complaints                                                                                       78,062                4%
9       Telephone and Mobile Services                                                                           76,783                4%
10      Credit Cards                                                                                                            51,550                3%
11     Foreign Money Offers and Counterfeit Check Scams                                       46,112                2%
12     Advance Payments for Credit Services                                                               42 ,974                2%
13      Television and Electronic Media                                                                         41,664                2%
14     Health Care                                                                                                              35,703                2%
15     Mortgage Foreclosure Relief and Debt Management                                        33,791                2%
16     Business and Job Opportunities                                                                            32,496                2%
17     Travel, Vacations and Timeshare Plans                                                                30,324                1%
18      Internet Auction                                                                                                       29,553                1%
19    Credit Bureaus, Information Furnishers and Report Users                              29,268                1%
20      Office Supplies and Services                                                                                  24,210                1%
21     Magazines and Books                                                                                              18,906                1%
22     Home Repair, Improvement and Products                                                        13,432                1%
23      Computer Equipment and Software                                                                   13,386                1%
24     Grants                                                                                                                     10,257               <1%
25     Real Estate                                                                                                              8,468               <1%
26      Investment Related Complaints                                                                            7,117               <1%
27     Education                                                                                                                  3,613               <1%
28      Charitable Solicitations                                                                                           3,599               <1%
29      Clothing, Textiles and Jewelry                                                                               2,468               <1%
30     Buyers’ Clubs
David E Moody
Destiny Private Investigation
Huntington Beach, Ca
714-899-1090
http://www.destinyprivateinvestigation.com
Ca Private Investigator License 22990
“Pinkerton trained private eye with over 40 years experience”

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