Auction fraud tops computer crime complaints

Monday, 19 March 2007, 12:20 AM EST

Internet auction fraud remains the most frequently reported online crime, but complaints over online purchases that are never delivered are on the rise, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Auction fraud complaints made up about 45 percent of the 207,492 complaints received by the IC3 last year, but that number is down significantly from 2005, when auction fraud was cited 63 percent of the time.

At InfoWorld.

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