6 Of The Most Common Scams Affecting Montanans

If you have never found yourself to be the victim of a scam, consider yourself lucky.

1 in 10 Americans will find themselves a victim of a scam or fraud each year, and it's only going to get worse.

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You probably know someone who has been the victim of a scam.

Heck, just last month I had my debit card information stole by someone in Massachusetts.

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Scammers Use Email, Phone, And Mail To Get Your Information

I mentioned that scams, fraud and identity theft are only going to increase, that's according to the website Legal Jobs.

Here are some stats they provide,

  • In the US, one in ten adults will fall victim to a scam or fraud every year.
  • 1.3 million children have their identities stolen every year.
  • You are more likely to become a victim of identity fraud by having your wallet snatched than you are via online fraud.
  • When it comes to victims of doorstep fraud, 85% are over 65.
  • In 2018 internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation were responsible for a  massive $2.7 billion in financial losses.
  • In 2019 phishing attempts grew by 65%.
  • 1 in 10 profiles on free dating sites is a scam.
  • In 2018 82% of organizations were victims of payment fraud.

Check out the 6 most common scams that Montana resident fall for in the gallery below. 👇

You never know where scammers will attack you next to get your information, heck it could be something as simple as ice cream.

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6 Of The Most Common Scams Affecting Montanans

Thanks to the Montana Department of Revenue we know these 6 scams are what Montana residents will have to deal with most commonly. Knowing these scams will help protect you and your identity.

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If you have paid one of these scammers and then realize you have been scammed, here are 8 tips from the Federal Trade Commission, on what to do if you have paid a scammer.

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