2014 Internet Crime Report



The 2014 Internet Crime Report highlights the IC3’s efforts to prevent and reduce the prevalence and impact of Internet crimes, and reveals at least two budding Internet crime trends. First, the increased use of social media has provided a quintessential goldmine of personal data for perpetrators. More victims are submitting complaints documenting how social media was utilized to perpetrate frauds, or indicating the perpetrator initiated a relationship through social engineering. Second, the emerging popularity of virtual currency has attracted perpetrators, who are capitalizing on the vulnerabilities of the digital currency systems.

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