More Millennials Lost Money to Scams

posted by Amy James - 

According to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission, more millennials lost money to scams than their grandparents did last year.  40% of Americans in their 20s fell for some kind of fraud last year, versus 18% of people over 70.

But . . . older people who fell for the scams lost more money.  The average fraud victim in their 70s got taken for $621 . . . the average fraud victim in their 20s lost $400.

The most successful scams were fake debt collectors.  Identity theft, which includes credit card and tax fraud, was second-most successful. 

  

(USA Today)

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