According to the FTC, consumers reported over $1.9 billion lost to scammers in 2019—another record high!

A string of connected gadgets reveals pesky scammers popping out of screens.

It’s clear from the numbers that scams are on the rise, so teams at Google and the Cybercrime Support Network are saying enough is enough.

With Google's help, we are spotting the most common patterns used by scammers and offering practical advice to help you stop them in their tracks.

Scams are always growing and evolving. Take a look at the numbers to see just how pervasive these schemes can be.

$1B

$1 billion estimated loss in gift cards in 2019

$3,600

$3,600 lost to fraud every minute in 2019

$201M

$201 million reported loss in romance scams in 2019

Here are a few trusted resources.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

FraudSupport.org

FTC Consumer Information

Social Security Administration

State Consumer Protection Offices

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Social Security Administration

FraudSupport.org

State Consumer Protection Offices

FTC Consumer Information

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