Florida has the most fraud reports in the country

Florida has the most fraud reports in the country

Florida has been named the worst state for fraud, according to a new study from data security research company, Security.org

After gathering data from the Federal Trade Commission and its Consumer Sentinel Network report, data showed that nearly two-thirds of American adults say they've been involved in a major data breach ranging from identity theft to bank schemes and fraud. 

Data also revealed that the Consumer Sentinel Network received about 4 percent more reports last year than it did in 2017.

Florida residents made nearly 205,400 fraud reports last year, amounting to an average loss of $400 per person.

Most Floridians dealt with debt collection schemes, flooding the Consumer Sentinel Network with 70,979 reports, which made up 29 percent of all calls that came from the Sunshine State. 

Florida also ranked No. 4 in the country for identity theft with 37.979 reports. 

Florida Fraud Report

Here's a look at the top 10 fraud types in the state. There were a total of 205,393 frauds reported in 2018. Hover over the bars to see the exact number.


Source: Federal Trade Commission

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