by Aisha Bonner Cozad, AARP Research, August 2017
AARP Fraud Watch Network
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Recent research has identified that 15.4 million US residents have been a victim of identity theft fraud, 16% more than 2015. Despite increased awareness, fraud losses increased by nearly one billion dollars according to the latest survey report from Javelin Strategy & Research.
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 Kadeem Thorpe at KThorpe@aarp.org or Aisha Bonner Cozad at ABonner@aarp.org.
*Note: Data from the 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data book for January through December 2016.
Bonner Cozad, Aisha. 2017 Consumer Fraud State Fact Sheets. Washington, DC: AARP Research, August 2017. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00171.000
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