Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

An estimated 30.2 million adults – 13.5 percent of the U.S. adult population – were victims of fraud during a single year, according to a new survey released yesterday by the Federal Trade Commission. Here are the top 10 scams with hyperlinks to more info:

  1. Fraudulent Weight-Loss Products
  2. Foreign Lottery Scams
  3. Unauthorized Billing - Buyers Clubs
  4. Prize Promotions
  5. Work-at-Home Programs
  6. Credit Card Insurance
  7. Unauthorized Billing - Internet Services
  8. Advance-Fee Loans
  9. Credit Repair Scams
  10. Business Opportunities

Twenty percent of African Americans and 18 percent of Hispanics are estimated to have been victims, while the rate for non-Hispanic whites was 12 percent. In addition, the survey found that younger consumers, those who did not complete college, and those with high levels of debt were more likely to be victims of fraud.

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