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Consumer Fraud State Fact Sheets

Research shows that more than $15 billion was stolen from about 13.1 million victims in 2015, according to the latest Javelin Strategy and Research reports on identity fraud.

It is estimated that older adults are bilked out of about $3 billion every year.

August is AARP's Fraud Fighting Month. To aid the ongoing efforts of AARP's Fraud Watch Network's goal of providing Americans with resources and tools to help them protect their financial security, AARP Research has created the 'Consumer Fraud Fact Sheet'.

The Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets provide state level data on fraud, identity theft, consumer complaints and gives each state a ranking based on research conducted by the Federal Trade Commission. 

For more information, contact Aisha Bonner Cozad at ABonner@aarp.org.

2016 Consumer Fraud State Fact Sheets (PDF)*

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
W. Virginia        
Wisconsin
Wyoming
*Note: Data from the 2016 Consumer Sentinel Network Data book for January through December 2015.
2015 Consumer Fraud State Fact Sheets (PDF)*

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
DC
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
W. Virginia        
Wisconsin
Wyoming
*Note: Data from the 2015 Consumer Sentinel Network Data book for January through December 2014.

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