Everywhere we look, there is a scam lurking about and we all know somebody who fell for one.

AMAC Foundation focuses on the latest scam information to help protect you and your family. Bottom line – don’t get scammed!

Scams are everywhere and according to data, they will only get worse. The US Federal Trade Commission reported, “…consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, an increase of more than 70 percent over the previous year.”

Typical Scam – You won a trip that you had no clue about! Don’t pay for it, especially over the phone!

How do we know if we are being scammed?

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wrapped up the summer with tips and tricks focused on students and potential back-to-school scams. Although FDACS was warning students, we should all take note of these ways to recognize potential scams. We need to help one another avoid becoming a victim of fraud! FDACS August 2022 eNewsletter.

Nick Vega reported earlier this year that data continues to show the older generation are among those most affected by scams; although, the younger generation (under 20 years old) had “collective losses totaled about $70.98 million, or about $3,000 per person, in 2020.”

Investigate the scam, before falling victim to it!

Experian takes a special interest in helping customers and the community identify the potential in scams or fraudulent claims. In March 2022, they discuss possibilities during interactions with scammers that will send red flags, so you can protect yourself – How to Identify a Scammer.

  1. FTC, New Data Shows FTC Received 2.8 Million Fraud Reports from Consumers in 2021, 2022
  2. FDACS, August Florida Consumer E Newsletter – English, 2022
  3. CNBC, Here’s how much money Americans lose to online scammers at every age, 2022
  4. Experian, How to Identify a Scammer, 2022

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