Common Fraud Complaints

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The FTC issued its report on common complaints.
https://www.ftc.gov/policy/reports/policy-reports/commission-staff-reports/consumer-sentinel-network-data-book-2017/top-ten-fraud-categories-id-other

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2018/03/ftc-releases-annual-summary-complaints-reported-consumers

Sometimes victims may be able to obtain recovery from the perpetrator or others.  We provide a free consultation on fraud claims.

TOP 10 FRAUD CATEGORIES

RANK

CATEGORY

# OF REPORTS

% REPORTING $ LOSS

TOTAL AMOUNT LOSS

MEDIAN $ LOSS

1 Imposter Scams 347,829 19% $328M $500
2 Telephone and Mobile Services 149,578 4% $17M $223
3 Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries 142,870 9% $95M $511
4 Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales 126,387 58% $94M $261
5 Internet Services 45,093 14% $19M $183
6 Foreign Money Offers & Counterfeit Check Scams 31,980 33% $34M $1,008
7 Travel, Vacations, and Timeshare Plans 22,264 18% $38M $1,710
8 Business and Job Opportunities 18,702 34% $47M $1,063
9 Advance Payments for Credit Services 17,762 74% $15M $318
10 Health Care 10,321 8% $1M $175

 

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