There's some good news and bad news sprinkled around our annual look at the top scams of the past and coming years.
The good news is that, according to the most recently
available research, the number of identity theft and fraud
victims in the US has dropped sharply.
The bad news is that, on average, the out-of-pocket cost to
individual victims went up, and identity theft remains in the
number one slot in our top 10 scams list both in 2011 and 2012.
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