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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