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2010 IC3 Report on Internet Crime

By: Absolute Team | 3/4/2011

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its 2010 Report on Internet Crime, a report which looks at the state of cybercrime in the US. The 2010 report is based on a total of 303,809 complaints that IC3 received, more than a third of which were referred to law enforcement.

IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). IC3 has received more
than 2 million Internet crime complaints since its creation 10 years ago. 2010 saw IC3 receiving the second-highest number of complaints in its history.

The top five referred complaints in 2010 were:

  • Non-delivery payment / merchandise - 21%
  • Identity theft - 16%
  • Auction fraud - 10%
  • Credit card fraud - 9%
  • Other fraud - 8%

Here's our look at the 2009 report and the 2008 report for comparison.