Scammers steal record $4.2 billion from Americans in 2020

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$4.2 billion.

That’s how much online scammers stole from Americans in 2020. And it was a record.

Scammers were the most prevalent on social media, followed by dating apps like Plenty of Fish, Match and Tinder.

Victims in California, New York, Texas, Florida and Ohio lost the most money, while people in South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia were not easily fooled.

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