Rise in online shopping fraud, Nevada at major risk


Experts say e-commerce fraud is expected to increase again this year, after jumping by 30% last year.

Credit card fraud was the biggest form of identify theft in 2017.

Last year, there were over 130,000 thousand cases of credit card fraud in the United States.

Many of those cases were in Nevada, making the state one of the worst in the nation for online shopping safety.

In fact, Minden is ranked as one of the riskiest cities in the nation for online shopping fraud.

Minden is the ideal location for scammers because they can reship stolen merchandise before victims or card issuers can take action.

Lack of basic financial literacy is one of the main reasons for the increase in online fraud.

Nevada ranked 39th in the nation for overall financial literacy, according to the data and finance website wallet hub.

Using verified vendors like PayPal or Visa Pay can help reduce instances of fraud and protect your information by securing it in one location.

If you or someone you know is a victim of fraud, you can file a report at consumeraffairs.nv.gov or any of these other agencies.

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