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FBI Internet Crime data shows top x6 risks


The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) has released its annual report. The 2021 Internet Crime Report (pdf) includes information from 847,376 complaints of suspected internet crime—a 7% increase from 2020—and reported losses exceeding $6.9 billion.

The top three cybercrimes reported by victims in 2021 were

  1. Phishing scams,
  2. Non-payment/non-delivery scams, and
  3. Personal data breach.

Victims lost the most money to

  1. Business email compromise scams,
  2. Investment fraud, and
  3. Romance and confidence schemes.

In addition to statistics, the IC3’s 2021 Internet Crime Report  contains information about the most prevalent internet scams affecting the public and offers guidance for prevention and protection.

It also highlights the FBI’s work combatting internet crime, including recent case examples. Finally, the 2021 Internet Crime Report  explains the IC3, its mission, and functions.

FBI Releases 2021 Internet Crime Report — FBI