Last updated: July 27, 2018

A Few Facts on Fraud

Fraud is broadly defined as:  

  • the intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right    
  • an act of deceiving or misrepresenting    (

People are defrauded in a multitude of ways: over the phone, in person, on the internet, in legitimate marketplaces, in professional and social associations, and even at church.

Seniors, who hold much of the nation’s wealth, are the number one target of con-artists, and by modest estimates, lose at least $3 billion to fraudsters annually. But recent research by the Federal Trade Commission suggests that millennials may be even more vulnerable to scams than seniors.

Many agency partners specialize in investigating and preventing specific types of fraud. The chief prosecutor of fraud in our state is the Kansas Attorney General. Please visit the Attorney General’s consumer protection website, In Your Corner Kansas, to stay abreast of the latest scams taking place in Kansas.

Below, you’ll find links to different types of fraud. As you read, you will learn how to recognize, resist and report fraud, and how to recover if you have been a victim of fraud.

Investment Fraud

Identity Theft

Medicaid Fraud

Transaction Fraud

Home Fraud

Telephone Issues

Online Issues

Travel Fraud

Insurance Fraud

Tax Fraud

Lemon Law

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