FBI Releases the IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report and Calls for Increased Public Awareness
On May 7, 2018, the FBI released the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2017 Internet Crime Report, which highlights trending Internet scams. The information in the report was compiled from complaints of suspected criminal Internet activity filed with the IC3 in 2017. The report’s data represents a total of 301,580 complaints with reported losses in excess of $1.4 billion. The top three crime types reported by victims in 2017 were non-payment/non-delivery, personal data breach, and phishing. In addition to the 2017 statistics, the IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report contains information about the IC3, an explanation of the support provided to law enforcement by the IC3, and hot topics for 2017, including business e-mail compromise, ransomware, tech support fraud, and extortion.