FTC: Over 10 percent of U.S. adults scammed in 2011


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The Federal Trade Commission recently released a statistical survey of fraud in the United States during 2011.  The study showed that over that time, an estimated 25.6 million adults, 10.8 percent of the adult population, fell victim to fraud.

While fast-growing online commerce has benefitted consumers with greater choice and convenience, the survey indicates that, as of 2011, the Internet was also the place where consumers most often learned about fraudulent offers.

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