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Top 10 Types Of Internet Crime In 2010

Scary stats released from the IC3.

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Identity theft, non-delivery of payment or merchandise and scammers impersonating the FBI topped the list of complaints to the Internet Crime Complaint

Center (IC3) in 2010, with victims reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.

The IC3, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), today released its 2010 Internet Crime Report, which provides a wealth of information about online crime, both nationally and on a state-by-state basis. The report also goes into detail about various types of online crime, criminals and their victims.

Complaints of online crime to the IC3’s website reached 303,809 in 2010, the second-highest total in its 10-year history. Complaints in 2009 were slightly higher, at 336,655, while 2008 yielded 275,284 complaints by consumers. During 2010, the IC3 received and processed an average of 25,000 complaints per month.

Top 10 Types of Internet Crime

1. Non-delivery Payment/Merchandise 14.4%

2. FBI-Related Scams 13.2%

3. Identity Theft 9.8%

4. Computer Crimes 9.1%

5. Miscellaneous Fraud 8.6%

6. Advance Fee Fraud 7.6%

7. Spam 6.9%

8. Auction Fraud 5.9%

9. Credit Card Fraud 5.3%

10. Overpayment Fraud 5.3%

via FBI: 2010 A Banner Year for Online Crime.

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