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Most Scammed States In America (PHOTOS)

01/19/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated Feb 13, 2014

Identity theft is something everyone talks about, but no one expects to have happen to them.

Well it turns out some people should be more worried about it than others.

The Federal Trade Commission has released its annual report of state fraud and identity theft (PDF) in the U.S., identifying the most scammed states in America, according to Newsweek. The most recent report looks at data from 2009, and identifies the frequency of instances of these crimes per 100,000 population.

Credit card fraud now accounts for 40% of fraud, and leads to victimization in 17% of identity theft cases.

But how much do scammers get away with? According to the report, which looks at data collected by the Consumer Sentinel Network, the median amount they seem to get a hold of is $399.

Check below to see if your state is on the list of 10 most scammed.

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