Cyber crime losses in US almost ‘double’ during 2009

BBC News

US losses to online crime almost doubled during 2009, reveals a report.

Losses totalled $560m in 2009, up from $265m in 2008, showed the annual report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Complaints about online fraud grew 22% during 2009 and the IC3 received more than 336,655 reports of high-tech crime incidents from victims.

The most popular scams involved requests for advanced fees and non-delivery of merchandise.

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