Scammers are out doing their thing month in and month out, regardless of the time or season of the year. However, knowing how much shopping and bargain-hunting is going on right now, they’re really zeroed in on potential victims.
Especially here in Illinois.
This Year’s Holiday Shopping Will Be Record-Setting, So Will The Amount Lost To Scams
And Illinois is ranked number six overall on the list of states losing money to scam artists, according to a new study by SocialCatfish.com. A record-setting $4.2 billion was stolen from Americans last year, and the residents of Illinois kicked in $150 million of it.
SocialCatfish.com reports that a record $207 billion is expected to be spent by online shoppers this holiday season as more consumers opt to shop from home to avoid crowds in stores. At the same time, COVID-19 led to a record $4.2 billion loss to online scammers last year with people spending more time online than…