Internet Fraud Has Risen 33%
nternet is an excellent invention by the modern science. It is not necessary to explain newly the contribution of Internet. But devil is always behind of all good thins. Internet is not free from that. So it is important to all Internet users that they should be alert against this fraud dealings in Internet.
Recently the IC3 has disclosed the record of 2008 about Internet Fraud. This rate is 33% higher than previous year. According their report Columbia is in top position about fraud dealings then Nevada and Washington.
FBI got different type of complaints. Non-delivery complaint 32.9%, auction fraud 25.5%, Credit card fraud 9%, Confidence fraud 6.2%, Nigerian lottery fraud 2.8%.
The total dollar loss from all 72,940 cases of fraud referred to federal, state and local law enforcement was 6.6 million, with a median dollar loss of 1 per complaint — up from 9.1 million in total reported losses in 2007.
Most of the fraud has occurred by email scam. The scammer send email to the client to send detail information including Full name, address, credit card number etc.
Nigerian lottery scam send that you have won a big amount of money from UK lottery. To get your money you they will ask you to send some processing fee to transfer your money to your account.
“Recipients are told that if they do not comply with the FBI’s request for information, they will be prosecuted or suffer some other financial penalty,” the IC3 report concludes. “In some cases, recipients are led to believe that they will become the subject of a terrorist investigation if they fail to cooperate.”
How to protect yourself from lottery or any other greedy offers? If any email comes about your lottery winning news simply avoid it and send a complain to IC3 office. Mark the email number as a spam message and filter it with auto deletion option.
Internet Fraud is a growing concern among the Internet users. The best way to protect it do not believe anything easily and do not be too greedy. Try to read IC3 report sometimes and latest news about Internet fraud.
How FBI can help? FBI should publish this kind of Internet fraud news to the daily newspaper, they can declare it through TV and Radio channel. They can request all countries Government to follow the same method to protect Internet fraud in their respective countries.
Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL can also help the Internet users from Internet fraud. They can send email alert about Internet fraud to all of its free email clients and warn those private server owners where from these fraudulence message come.
Finally Internet users should make transaction only with trusted, big size and old online shop such as amazon, buy.com etc. You can buy many products from those shop including computer, notebook, laptop, phone, mobile games etc. Another think you should remember that do not follow the cheap price only. Before purchasing you should check the company’s age, record, faithfulness etc. Read more
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