11 Worst States for Coronavirus Fraud [Statistics +Money Lost]

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 34,000 coronavirus fraud reports filed to the Federal Trade Commission. Maryland and New York are the worst states for coronavirus fraud schemes, including identity theft and do-not-call scams. Fraudsters take advantage of the panicked atmosphere of COVID-19 and target the elderly, who are susceptible to scammers due to declining cognitive conditions.

UPDATED: Sep 26, 2022Fact Checked

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Chris Tepedino is a feature writer that has written extensively about home, life, and car insurance for numerous websites. He has a college degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and has experience reporting, researching investigative pieces, and crafting detailed, data-driven features. His works have been featured on CB Blog Nation, Flow Words, Healing Law, WIBW Kansas, and C...

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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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Fraud Complaints per 100K People During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Fraud Complaints per 100K People During the Coronavirus Pandemic