The Elder Fraud Annual Report hopes to bring awareness to this problem and prevent future victimization. Illegal call centers defraud thousands of victims each year. The two categories of fraud reported to the IC3 are Tech/Customer Support and Government Impersonation. These two categories of fraud are responsible for over $1 billion in losses to victims.
We encourage you to share the information from this report with your family and friends. This information provides the opportunity to talk about these scams and the steps to take when these fraud attempts occur.
The top ten states for reported losses:
4. New York
6. New Jersey
Of note, Michigan was 16, Ohio 17, Indiana 28, and Kentucky was 31 in reported losses.