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Money transfer scams doubled in 2010

International money transfer scams doubled in 2010, continuing to bilk unsuspecting Oregonians out of their money.
International money transfer scams doubled in 2010, continuing to bilk unsuspecting Oregonians out of their money.

The scams were listed second on the Oregon Attorney General's Top 10 Consumer Complaint List, out Thursday.

A large share of the complaints involved the well-known scam in which the victim is sent an e-mail promising riches from abroad in exchange for bank-account numbers or advance fees.

Last year, the Oregon Attorney General took 1,054 complaints about money transfer schemes with $1,999,323 in reported losses — more than double the $707,783 reported lost in 2009.

Telecommunications ranked first in consumer complaints.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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