Friday, December 19, 2014

Identity Theft Holds Pole Position in Top Scams List

Nothing’s going to shake identity theft from the Number 1 slot in our annual list of top scams, but the huge growth in what we call hit-and-run scams is changing the shape of our Top 10 chart as we move into 2015.

We compile our charts each year based on our own research findings and the flow of news from law enforcement and consumer agencies.

Now, we’re picking up more and more reports of hit-and-runs scams in which victims are tricked into handing over money they don’t owe for everything from bogus fines and unpaid taxes to supposedly unpaid utility bills.

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