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Internet Crime Reported as Second Highest in 10 Years

The Internet Crime Complaint Center, in partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, released the 2010 Internet Crime Report. The report provides a lot of information about online crime, both nationally and on a state-by-state basis. The complaints of online crime reached 303,809 in 2010, of those 182,099 included a reported dollar loss or other kind of victimization. The top ten types of online crime reported to the IC3 are:

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. Advanced Fee Fraud 7.6%
7. Spam 6.9%
8. Auction Fraud 5.9%
9. Credit Card Fraud 5.3%
10. Overpayment Fraud 5.3%

"The 2010 Internet Crime Report demonstrates how pervasive online crime has become, affecting people in all demographic groups," the report said." As this report demonstrates, cyber criminals have become more creative in devising ways to separate internet users from their money."

"We have implemented new tools to help law enforcement bring online criminals to justice," Gordon M. Snow, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, said in a statement.

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