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

3. Delaware

Complaints per 100,000 population: 636
Total complaints: 5,708
Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 83.5 (10th most)
Recession home value decline: 20.3 percent (16th largest)
Homes late on payment or in foreclosure: 6.7 percent (16th most)

Twenty-one percent of Delaware’s identity theft complaints involve phone or utilities fraud. This is a higher percentage than any other state on our list. Delaware also has, by a large margin, the greatest rate of debt collection complaints in the country, with 69.8 complaints per 100,000 residents. Nevada had the second-highest level of debt collection complaints at 57.8 complaints per 100,000 residents.

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