Maryland Named One of the Country’s Most Fraudulent States

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Website 24/7 Wall St. has conducted an analysis of a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission on fraud complaints and has identified the top ten states for fraud.  Maryland comes in fourth.  Here’s what the website had to offer about the Old Line State:

Maryland had the third-greatest level of fraud reports excluding identity theft, with 547 complaints per 100,000 residents. The state ranks ninth for identity theft complaints, with 86.3 complaints per 100,000 population. Maryland has the fifth highest rate of fraud regarding debt collection at 56.2 complaints per 100,000 population. In the identity theft category, the most common complaint is employment-related fraud.

Read more: America’s Worst States for Fraud – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/04/11/americas-worst-states-for-fraud/#ixzz1rpkAZ8k2

 



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