The most com­mon In­ter­net scams in the U.S.

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

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

http://www.ic3.gov/de­fault.aspx

an­nual

re­port on

In­ter­net

crime

http://www.ic3.gov/me­dia/an­nu­al­re­port/2014_IC3Re­port .pdf

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