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Springhill Group Home: Top 10 Fraud Schemes

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Since: Dec 12

Seattle, WA

#1 Dec 10, 2012

springhill group home loans scam prevention tips

For the twelfth successive year, identity theft topped the consumer complaint database of the Federal Trade Commission with the largest number of complaints, perhaps owing to the rampant use (and misuse) of online services such as social networking and e-commerce websites.

From the 1.8 million complaints the FTC got in 2011, almost 300,000 are about identity theft. The information of FTC has included complaints filed to them or from other states and federal consumer protection groups.

Most of the complaints of identity theft are coming from consumers saying that their personal details are used in government documents without their knowledge, with scammers aiming to collect benefits. Last year, government-related identity theft was 27% of the total complaints in that category, increasing by 11% since 2009. Accounting for the 14% of identity theft complaints is credit card fraud, with the rest consisting of complaints of bank, utilities and phone fraud.

More than half of all the complaints last year were related to fraud and taxpayers reportedly paid a total of over USD 1.5 billion in fraudulent schemes, with the average amount paid being USD 537. Moreover, 43% of the victims acknowledged that scammers reached them through email messages.

The top three states that have the most per capita rate of fraud reported are Colorado, Delaware and Maryland as first, second and third, respectively.

Generally, FTC discovered that people are either more willing to file complaints or they simply have more complaints now. The total amount of complaints they have received has increased by over 20% from 1.5 million to 1.8 million in 2011 that includes both identity theft and fraud complaints.

The following is the complete list of FTCs top 10 consumer complaints for the year 2011:

1. Identity theft

2. Debt collection

3. Lotteries, sweepstakes, prizes

4. Catalog sales, shop-at-home,

5. Lenders and Banks

6. Internet services

7. Auto-related complaints

8. Impostor scams

9. Mobile and telephone services

10. Credit protection/repair and advance-fee loans

springhill group home loans scam prevention tips

Since: Dec 12

Seattle, WA

#2 Dec 10, 2012
Im not sure where youre getting your information, but good topic.

Since: Oct 12


#3 Mar 11, 2013
I am so so thankful that I came across this, I mean this is great! Sure is helpful and what a great way to spend my free time at least I have learned something, and I did something worthwhile. I shared it to my relatives hoping it could come handy for them, they might need the information someday.

Since: Oct 12


#4 Mar 12, 2013
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Since: May 13

Hamilton, Canada

#5 May 21, 2013
Actually there are a lot of scam prevention tips over the internet, and all of them are basically saying the same thing and this article has no much of a difference though I must give appreciation to the way the article was written and the way it conveys its message. Some articles are a bit hard to understand and seems disorganize.

Since: Apr 13

Stockholm, Sweden

#6 May 22, 2013
If something seems too good to be true, assume it's a scam. Maybe this is the only way we can really be certain of anything, no particular scam. Just go and follow your instinct and use your commonsense.

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