Consumer Ally's Top 5 Scams of 2010

scams 2010
scams 2010

The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has provided happy hunting grounds for legions of unscrupulous scammers looking to take advantage of financially strapped consumers.

Thanks to the collapse of the housing bubble, Wall Street's suicidal tendencies and unemployment rates nearing 10%, millions of consumers are desperate to dig themselves out of debt. Untold numbers of them have been victimized by fraudsters, and the Federal Trade Commission and states have been working overtime to put them out of business.

Here's our list of the five worst scams of 2010: