Sunday, 6 April 2008

Less and less people are losing more and more

An article in the SMH reported that although the number of people in the USA losing money to internet scams had gone down last year, the total amount being lost had increased to $US239.09 million (up 20.5% from 2006). That is, while people in general were getting more savvy about internet fraud, those that were taken in were being taken for larger amounts.

"We're seeing more schemes involving bigger ticket items, get-rich-quick and work-at-home schemes that involve higher dollar losses," FBI special agent John Hambrick, who is in charge of the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The bottom line, as always, is caveat emptor.

Copyright Enough Wealth 2007

2 comments:

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