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Consumers reported fraud losses of over $1.2 billion; the median monetary loss was $349. Eighty-nine percent of the consumers reporting fraud also reported an amount paid. (Reference)
The percentage of fraud complaints with wire transfer as the reported payment method continues to increase. Twenty-eight percent of the consumers reported wire transfer as the payment method, an increase of 5 percentage points from calendar year 2006. (Reference)
Some 64% of fraud complaints where the company's method of initial contact was reported indicate Internet solicitations - electronic mail at 49% and web at 15%. Fifty-three percent of all fraud complaints reported the method of initial contact. (Reference)
The metropolitan areas with the highest per capita rates of reported consumer fraud complaints are Albany-Lebanon, Oregon; Greeley, Colorado; and Napa, California. (Reference)