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Iowa is one of the safest US states in terms of identity theft, consumer fraud, and cybercrimes. However, there are still some fraudulent activities that the state’s residents fall prey to year after year. Join FraudTrac and file a complaint against such scams, write business reviews for legitimate local enterprises, and keep yourself and other Iowa citizens safe from fraudsters.

Quick Facts about Iowa

Located in the north-central (Midwest) region of America, Iowa is the 26th largest and the 30th most populous state in the country. It’s bordered by Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. It is bordered by the Missouri River in the west and the Mississippi River in the east. The state loses millions of dollars in cybercrimes each year!

Here are some stats that highlight the fraud activity, cybercrime, and identity theft in the state:  

  • Population: 3,167,970
  • Largest City: Des Moines
  • Fraud Rates: Iowa has the 3rd lowest rate of consumer fraud in the US. The state experienced 524 reported cases of consumer fraud per 100,000 citizens in 2020.
  • Identity Theft: Only 96 identity theft reports for every 100,000 residents were filed in Iowa during the last year, making it the least affected state for identity theft.
  • Cybercrime: Iowa suffered $27,919,567 in losses due to 612 reported cybercrimes.

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Take Action Against Fraud/Online Scams

So, how can you put a stop to the scamming and cybercrimes in Iowa?

The first step is to remain vigilant and collaborate with FraudTrac to raise awareness against fraudulent activity, local scams, and cybercrimes in your vicinity. Use our interactive platform to write business reviews and file a complaint against local con artists and shams.

Here are some crimes that you can report on our platform:

  • Identity theft
  • Frauds and scams
  • Cybercrimes and other malicious activities

Upon receiving your report, we will investigate the reported criminal activity by collaborating with local authorities. FraudTrac also provides educational resources and sends regular updates to keep you updated on scammers posing as legitimate businesses.

If you are a local business or service provider, you can register your business into our online business directory for Iowa. Your proactive attitude and constant vigilance will help us create a safe and secure environment for businesses and customers within the state.

 

Want to support the local businesses in Iowa and keep consumers safe from fraud?

Visit FraudTrac to file your complaint, write a business review, or register your business!

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