Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The steady rise of scam calls throughout the country has led to financial losses and identify theft among consumers. According to data from the 2019 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers used phone calls to target individuals more than any other method of contact. While most individuals disregarded these calls, those who fell victim lost an average of $1,000. In 2020, BBB Scam Tracker received more than 2,000 reports of scam calls from Texans, who lost an average of over $6,000.