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Saturday numbers: Internet crime statistics for 2010

• The Political Commentator
As comfortable as most of us have gotten buying and selling merchandise online, FBI statistics say "buyer beware of cyber crime!" The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in conjunction with the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3), issued a report on internet crime for 2010. IC3 had received over 300,000 complaints during the 2010. Some of the findings of the report and some of the alerts that had been sent out during the year are included below: Additional highlights from the report (from IC3): Most victims filing complaints were from the U.S., male, between 40 and 59 years old, and residents of California, Florida, Texas, or New York. Most international complainants were from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, or India. In cases where perpetrator information was available, nearly 75 percent were men and more than half resided in California, Florida, New York, Texas, the District of Columbia, or Washington state. The highest numbers of perpetrators ou

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