Would you admit to being scammed?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Scams are getting more professional.†Nearly 1 in 5 are now complex, polished and involve legal and financial elements. We all need to guard ourselves Ė see 30+ Ways to Stop Scams.

However, some are embarrassed that theyíve been scammed and donít admit it.

Which of these is CLOSEST to your view?


Results

Iíve been scammed (under 40) (186 votes)
I didnít tell anyone20 votes (11%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report46 votes (25%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends23 votes (12%)
I reported it, and was very open about it79 votes (42%)
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 it14 votes (8%)
I havenít been scammed (under 40) (635 votes)
Iíd keep it quiet26 votes (4%)
Iíd report it but keep quiet to others233 votes (37%)
Iíd report it and be very open about it376 votes (59%)
Iíve been scammed (age 40-60) (208 votes)
I didnít tell anyone24 votes (12%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report40 votes (19%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends33 votes (16%)
I reported it, and was very open about it92 votes (44%)
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 it15 votes (7%)
I havenít been scammed (age 40-60) (711 votes)
Iíd keep it quiet11 votes (2%)
Iíd report it but keep quiet to others193 votes (27%)
Iíd report it and be very open about it507 votes (71%)
Iíve been scammed (age 60+) (139 votes)
I didnít tell anyone12 votes (9%)
I only told a few people but didnít formally report25 votes (18%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends19 votes (14%)
I reported it, and was very open about it74 votes (53%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally kept quiet3 votes (2%)
Iíve been scammed more than once Ė I generally was open about it6 votes (4%)
I havenít been scammed (age 60+) (660 votes)
Iíd keep it quiet11 votes (2%)
Iíd report it but keep quiet to others117 votes (18%)
Iíd report it and be very open about it532 votes (81%)

                   2,539 votes received.

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