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24/7 Wall St.: America’s Worst States for Fraud

2. Colorado

Complaints per 100,000 population: 656
Total complaints: 33,010
Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 82.6 (11th most)
Recession home value decline: 6.9 percent (15th smallest)
Homes late on payment or in foreclosure: 4.1 percent (8th fewest)

Colorado has the highest per capita rate of fraud complaints other than identity theft. In 2011, the state had 573.7 fraud complaints per 100,000 population. The Greeley metropolitan area, had the second-highest rate of fraud complaints in the country at 946.1 per 100,000 population, and the Boulder metropolitan statistical area, or Boulder County, had the fifth-highest rate at 884.2 per 100,000 population. Debt collection was the biggest source of non-identity theft fraud, followed by problems with Internet services and shop-at-home catalog sales.

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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