Nevadans said they lost more money to fraud in the past year than the previous year, according to a report released Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission.
Residents filed 21,097 fraud reports in 2020, representing a loss of approximately $ 36.5 million. In 2019, Nevadans reported 17,029 fraud cases with a total loss of approximately $ 15.4 million.
The top three categories of consumer fraud reports in Nevada over the past year were fraudulent fraud, online shopping, and internet services.
Nationwide, consumers said they lost more than $ 3.3 billion to fraud in 2020, up from $ 1.8 billion in 2019, the report said.
The FTC’s data comes from reports from consumers, the Better Business Bureau, industry members, nonprofits, and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels.