According to the FTC, consumers reported over $1.9 billion lost to scammers in 2019—another record high!
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.
$1 billion estimated loss in gift cards in 2019
$3,600 lost to fraud every minute in 2019
$201 million reported loss in romance scams in 2019