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Scam Struggle: 1 in 3 Americans Victims of Identity Theft
[Report] 55% of Americans Have Fallen Victim to Scams
A new report is revealing the prevalence of online scamming and the financial impact of those scams in 2023.
The nationwide survey found 55% of people admit to being scammed in the past, and 90% of Americans believe scams are becoming more sophisticated.
- 1 in 3 surveyed have been the victim of identity theft; with the top three common types of identity theft including financial, tax and employment
- 1 in 10 have shared personal or financial information with someone online who turned out to be a scammer
- 1 in 3 scam victims have lost money in the past 3 years, with the average scam victim reporting an average loss of $1500
- Top 3 scams resulting in financial loss: online shopping, identity theft, credit card scam
Despite the frequency of scamming, 39% of victims say they didn’t report it when it happened. Most said they didn’t feel like it was “enough” lost to warrant reporting it, and others said they weren’t sure how to or were too embarrassed.
For more insights, including a breakdown of what Americans are (and aren’t) doing to try and combat scams take a look at the full report via the link above. Let me know if you have any questions or interest in sharing with your audience.