*drum roll please*… The Atlantic published an article on the 10 Most Fraud-Ridden States. My home-state, Florida, came in second. Interesting facts such as:
- Of the 27 categories, fraud related to identity theft, debt collection, Internet services, and lotteries were the most prevalent.
- Consumers reported losing more than $1.7 billion in those complaints. The average amount lost was $594.
- ‘Eighty-six percent of the consumers who reported a fraud-related complaint also reported an amount paid,’ according to the report. In other words, the other 14% of Americans victimized were not sure what it cost them.