Florida Ranks Number One in the Country for Fraud

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Once again, we’re in first place! …Well, at least for consumer complaints about fraud and identity theft.

Residents of the Sunshine State filed more complaints per capita about problems with debt collectors, imposter scams, telephone services and other issues, while the state ranked second with consumer complaints about ID theft, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.

The Sarasota-Manatee region ranked 49th nationwide for complaints about fraud and related problems in 2016. Consumers filed 3,649 such gripes, or 475 per 100,000 residents.
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Florida Man scams women by pretending to have cancer; pulls gun on reporter

Sometimes good things happen in Florida. Cute headlines make national news against the torrent of derelicts that toply rank our Florida Man articles.

These good headlines are not always what they seem.

Take for instance:

“Florida Man With Terminal Cancer Fulfills Dying Wish, Marries a Long Lost Love After Reconnecting on Facebook…”

Sounds great, eh?

Problem is, he’s used his “cancer” to con a bunch of women out of their money.

Ken Boyer’s cancer diagnosis is also completely fake.

WKMG Orlando dug into the story and found a bunch of old ladies that got scammed, including one that gave him $22,000.

When Inside Edition tried to interviewed him, he did what any Florida Man would…

He pulled a gun on the news anchor.

Click Orlando also did some research on his scams.

So ladies, be vigilant, and never ever believe a Florida Man.