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Most common scams in the United States

Posted at 6:04 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 08:09:07-05

Winter is on its way, and with it, come scammers.

There's a simple reason why the holidays are a busy time them: the high number of transactions made as people book flights for Thanksgiving, donate to charities, and buy Christmas presents.

More than 1,800 Arizona residents were victims of scams in 2017 alone.

Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to scams. Arizona seniors (60+) lost over $8,068,173 to scams last year.  

So what's the number one scam? Debt collection.

If you think you are being targeted by scammers, report the details and the phone number, website, or email address to your local police department