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By Richard Richtmyer, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 10--Alaska had the second highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year, according to a Federal Trade Commission report on fraud and identity theft.
In all, the agency logged 1,143 fraud complaints from Alaskans last year, nearly a quarter of which were related to "foreign money offers," the agency said. If you have an e-mail account, chances are you've received one of these "offers" yourself.
It usually comes from someone claiming to be a foreign official, or somehow connected with a foreign official, often in Nigeria, …