Americans getting scammed

Americans getting scammed

By Daniel Gutierrez. CREATED Apr 24, 2013

Have you been scammed? If so, you're not alone.

The Federal Trade Commission has released a survey showing that an estimated 25.6 million Americans have been the victims of fraud since 2011.

Most of those scams were internet based. The survey asked consumers about some specific categories of fraud.

The number one category was weight-loss products, with an estimated 5.1 million victims. That was followed by prize promotions with 2.4 million victims.

And the third biggest category for fraud was unauthorized billing for buyers' club memberships, with almost 2 million victims.