Aug 12, 2015 |
People do appear to be waking up to the fact that reporting these white collar crimes is helping to get get results. There is a very encouraging report from the FBI news blog.
“The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) 2001 Internet Fraud Report is the first annual compilation of information on complaints received and referred by the IFCC to law enforcement or regulatory agencies for appropriate action. From January 1, 2001 December 31, 2001 the IFCC web site received 49,711 complaints. This total includes many different fraud types and non-fraudulent complaints, such as computer intrusions, SPAM/unsolicited email, and child pornography. During this same time period, the IFCC has referred 16,775 complaints of fraud, the majority of which was committed over the Internet or similar online service. The total dollar loss from all referred cases of fraud was $17.8 million, with a median dollar loss of $435 per complaint.”
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