Nigeria has been ranked sixteenth in FBI’s checklist of nations that are worst affected by web crimes.
The State-specific statistics which might be discovered inside the 2020 Web Crime Report and within the accompanying 2020 State Experiences, contains data from 791,790 complaints of suspected web crime, a rise of greater than 300,000 complaints from 2019. The reported losses additionally exceeded $4.2 billion.
Nigeria and South Africa had been listed among the many ‘worst’ 20. South Africa was rated sixth with 1,754 victims whereas Nigeria had 443 victims. International locations like Pakistan, China, Columbia, and Hong Kong ranked higher than Nigeria.
The highest 20 nations: 1. United Kingdom; 2. Canada; 3. India; 4. Greece; 5. Australia; 6. South Africa; 7. France; 8. Germany; 9. Mexico; 10. Belgium; 11. Brazil; Philippines; 13. Italy; 14. Spain; 15. Netherlands; 16. Nigeria; 17. Pakistan; 18. China; 19. Colombia; 20. Hong Kong .
Phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams and extortion had been the highest three crimes reported by victims in 2020, and it was additionally learnt that victims misplaced probably the most cash to enterprise e-mail compromise scams, romance and confidence schemes, and funding fraud.
There was additionally the emergence of scams exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. The IC3 obtained over 28,500 complaints associated to COVID-19, with fraudsters concentrating on each companies and people.
The IC3’s 2020 Web Crime Report incorporates details about probably the most prevalent web scams affecting the general public and presents steerage for prevention and safety. It additionally highlights the FBI’s work combating web crime, together with current case examples.
The IC3 obtained a document variety of complaints from People in 2020: 791,790, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion. The determine represents a 69% improve in complete complaints from 2019.
The FBI famous that Enterprise E-mail Compromise (BEC) schemes continued to be the most costly. There have been 19,369 complaints with an adjusted lack of roughly $1.8 billion.
Phishing scams had 241,342 complaints, with adjusted losses of over $54 million, whereas the variety of ransomware incidents additionally continues to rise.
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