4.55 mln Americans are victims to advance fee scam

A new survey released Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission reveals that 25 million Americans have been hit by fraud in the past year.Top scams in the past 12 months:Advance-fee loan scams - 4.

A new survey released Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission reveals that 25 million Americans have been hit by fraud in the past year. Top scams in the past 12 months:

  1. Advance-fee loan scams - 4.55 million victims;
  2. Buyers clubs - 4.05 million victims;
  3. Credit card insurance - 3.35 million victims;
  4. Credit repair - 2 million victims;
  5. Prize promotions - 1.8 million victims;
  6. Internet services - 1.75 million victims;
  7. Pyramid schemes - 1.55 million victims;
  8. Information services - .8 million victims;
  9. Government job offers - .65 million victims; and
  10. Business opportunities - .45 million victims.

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