Have you been scammed & did you tell anyone?MoneySaving Poll Results

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This week two major new anti-scam ads initiatives launched on the back of Martinís lawsuit against Facebook.

Scams are getting more professional, from phone calls pretending to be from banks to scam ads online. Have you been a victim and if so did you declare it?

Which of these is CLOSEST to your situation?

Results

I'm aged under 40 and I've been scammed (175 votes)
I didnít tell anyone30 votes (17%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report52 votes (30%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends35 votes (20%)
I reported it, and was very open about it47 votes (27%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally kept quiet4 votes (2%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally was open about it7 votes (4%)
I'm aged under 40 and I haven't been scammed (321 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet12 votes (4%)
Though if I had Iíd report it but keep quiet to others116 votes (36%)
If I had Iíd report it and be very open about it193 votes (60%)
I'm aged 40-60 and I've been scammed (322 votes)
I didnít tell anyone41 votes (13%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report68 votes (21%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends62 votes (19%)
I reported it, and was very open about it131 votes (41%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally kept quiet7 votes (2%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally was open about it13 votes (4%)
I'm aged 40-60 and I haven't been scammed (441 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet11 votes (2%)
Though if I had Iíd report it but keep quiet to others140 votes (32%)
If I had Iíd report it and be very open about it290 votes (66%)
I'm aged 60+ and I've been scammed (355 votes)
I didnít tell anyone32 votes (9%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report69 votes (19%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends67 votes (19%)
I reported it, and was very open about it151 votes (43%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally kept quiet12 votes (3%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally was open about it24 votes (7%)
I'm aged 60+ and I haven't been scammed (494 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet10 votes (2%)
Though if I had Iíd report it but keep quiet to others105 votes (21%)
If I had Iíd report it and be very open about it379 votes (77%)

                   2,108 votes received.

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