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Are you living in one of the most scammed states?

Posted on: January 24, 2011

Financial website Mainstreet.com recently released its list of the 10 most scammed states.  Usually scam artists have tried to just take your money from you, however today these low-life criminals are going after your personal information so they can steal your identity.

The most vulnerable are your kids because they spend more time online. Every child has a social security number and that’s what these scammers want because they want to steal their identity. Discovery of this theft may not be found out for some time.

In addition, scammers not only want your social security number they want your address, your date of birth, your middle name, as well as any sort of passwords. Those are pieces of personally identifiable information that belong to you.”

Below is the list of the 10 most scammed states. If your state is on this list, you can reduce your vulnerability to identity theft by not giving out personal information over the phone if you did not initiate the phone call.

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Nevada
  3. Colorado
  4. Maryland
  5. Florida
  6. Arizona
  7. Oregon
  8. Washington
  9. Delaware
  10. California
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