Fraud Report in Wyoming

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fraud in Wyoming

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its annual report on consumer complaints. The 2017 report provides some interesting perspectives on fraud in Wyoming. Here are some highlights from the report:

  • Identity theft and imposter scams had the highest proportion of reported scams in Wyoming at a total of 34% of complaints statewide.
  • Complaints about prize and lottery scams came in next at 12% of complaints.
  • Total number of Wyoming complaints made to the FTC is 2,396.
  • Wyoming is ranked number 39 out of 50 states in number of identity theft complaints.
  • Most identity theft complaints are about credit card fraud. Second is telephone or utility fraud.
  • Wyoming is ranked number 43 out of 50 states in number of fraud complaints.
  • Southeast Wyoming had the highest number of fraud reports per capita, with the Casper area coming in second.

About the Author

Clyde Hutchins

Clyde Hutchins is the founder of Harmony Law. Mr. Hutchins started his legal career in Cheyenne, Wyoming as a law clerk for the district court judges. Mr. Hutchins then entered private practice with a Wyoming based litigation and business law firm. Later, Mr. Hutchins went to Alaska, where he was the chief litigator for a firm that engaged in bond law, corporate law, securities law, and municipal law. The State of Wyoming hired Mr. Hutchins from Alaska to represent the State of Wyoming in the national tobacco arbitration and act as its tobacco settlement attorney. While in that position, as a hobby, he developed an enforcement unit for consumer protection for Wyoming residents. Mr. Hutchins moved to Colorado in 2016 and founded Harmony Law, LLC. Harmony Law is primarily engaged in civil litigation. It is also a general practice firm in the areas of business law, estate planning, consumer law and family law. Harmony Law is active in all state and federal courts throughout Wyoming and Colorado.


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