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IPR Toolkit: Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing! To ensure consumers make educated decisions when searching for the best deals, the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center released their “2021 Holiday Shopping Toolkit.” This guide offers online shopping “do’s and don’ts”, various tips for protecting your financial and...

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Cybercrime: The Business of Fraud

Cybercrime has become an increasingly prevalent threat in today’s society. As more people around the world turn to online shopping, remote work, online dating, and banking, cybercriminals continue to gain the necessary knowledge to create a lucrative enterprise. In The Business of Fraud: An Overview of How Cybercrime Gets Monetized, ...

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FBI Internet Crime Report Released for 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual report on internet crimes in its 2018 Internet Crime Report. A total of 351,936 complaints of internet crime were submitted to the FBI IC3 in 2018, resulting in monetary losses exceeding $2.7 billion. The most common crimes...

New Report on Recent Cyber Crime/Scams

Yesterday, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), released a report titled, “Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) Scam Alerts.” The report is “based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent...

How Internet Schemes Work and the Cyber-Scammers’ Scorecard for 2011

A new report provides consumers and law enforcement not only data statistics for cyber-crime but an explanation of how each internet scam is run as well. 300,000 alleged criminal acts and attempts provide the data on which the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) 2011 Internet Crime Report is based. Unfortunately,...