33 truly terrifying credit card & identity theft facts

We share the top financial shakedowns, with enough details to help you recognize red flags, and statistics that will blow your mind. Read  on to learn how to avoid getting fleeced.

An imposter is a person who pretends to be someone else to steal your personal information or money.

Imposters: Reports Filed

The median loss suffered by victims was $1,000. The total dollar amount of imposter scam losses was $1.33 billion.

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Imposters: Losses

The most common way imposters approached targets was via phone call, and victims paid via credit card.

Imposters: Scenarios

Maryland led with 7,282 reports. Oregon and Washington followed close behind.

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Imposters: Top States Affected


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