Internet Crime Complaints Up By 22 Percent in 2009


The Internet Crime Complaint Center received 336,655 complaints of online fraud in 2009, up 22 percent from 2008. The Center, a joint operation run by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, also reports that the loss linked to such complaints totaled more than half a billion dollars, up from just $183.2 million in 2005.

Click here to read the entire report and see a state-by-state breakdown.

Use The Crime Report for more information on White-Collar Crime and Cyber Crime.

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