More than 40 percent of Americans have dealt with fraudulent charges on their credit card and two-thirds of us have been part of a major data breach. And it's only getting worse according to a new study from

The study shows there were more than 5,200 cases of fraud reported from 2018 to February 2019 in Montana with a median fraud loss of $400.

The following are the top 5 types of fraud reported in the Treasure State:

  1. Imposter Scams (1,872)
  2. Identity Theft (799)
  3. Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries (634)
  4. Telephone and Mobile Services (540)
  5. Debt Collection (343)

Nearly 1 in 5 people lost money due to Imposter Scams with 43 percent of younger people aged 20-29 reporting fraud losses compared to only 15 percent of older adults aged 70-79.

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