The most common internet scams reported by the FBI


by Stephen Ostermiller on Jul 20, 2014 | Views: 47 | Score: 0
Number of Reported Cases of Fraud
Vehicle Scam14169
Real Estate Scam10384
FBI Scam9169
Romance Scam6412
Ransomware Scam991
Hitman Scam772
Sources: statista.com
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Stephen Ostermiller
Stephen Ostermiller on Jul 20, 2014 6:08 AM said:

While the email from a "Nigerian Prince" claiming he is your long-lost cousin may be a very well-known internet scam, it isn't actually the most common. Falling under the category of "Romance Scams," the Nigerian Prince Scam doesn't crack the top three most prolific cases of internet fraud: vehicle, real estate, and FBI scams, respectively.