The most common Internet scams in the U.S.
In 2014, victims of Internet crimes in the United States lost more than $800 mln as a new report published by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reveals. In total, the IC3 received 269,422 complaints last year consisting of a wide array of scams affecting victims across all demographic groups. While confidence / romance scams, in which the criminal establishes an online relationship with his or her victim and later asks for money, are mostly targeted at middle-aged women, men are more likely to fall for toogood-to-be-true car listings and become victims of auto fraud. For information on the different kinds of online scams visit the IC3’s website or check out its latest cyber crime report at