IC3: Fewer Cyber Fraud Complaints in 2010

Kara Reeder

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that fewer people complained about Internet fraud in 2010 than in the previous year, according to Computerworld.


IC3, which runs a website that allows victims to report details of any cyber fraud, said it received 303,809 complaints in 2010, nearly 10 percent fewer than the previous year's total of 336,655.


The agency noted a drop in complaints about "advance fee scams," as well as malware-laden e-mails that claimed to come from the FBI itself, which was 2009's most reported scam. The largest source of complaints was from people who had been tricked by criminals posing as buyers and sellers on online auction sites like eBay and Craigslist.

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