Read the July 24, 2020 Federal Trade Commission blog post, "Explore data to find scams near you" by Jabari Cook (Division of Consumer & Business Education) here:
Scams happen everywhere: in every region, state, and community across the country, including your own. You might be wondering, “What kinds of scams are happening in my area?”
We have a tool to help you answer that question: Explore Data. With Explore Data, you can find out what kinds of scams and identity theft people are reporting most in your community. You can also break it down to see how much different groups report losing, and how they paid scammers. You’ll also find interactive infographics about COVID-19 scams, government imposter trends, and many other types of fraud topics.
Watch this video to find out how you can explore FTC data and learn about fraud in your area. It might help you spot and avoid a fraud in the future.
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