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In 2010 there were 303,809 complaints of Internet crime, the second-highest total in 10 years according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
The IC3 received an average of 25, 317 complaints per month in 2010. Non-delivery of payment or merchandise accounted for the most common complaints (14.4%). Scams using the FBI’s name (13.2%) and identity theft (9.8%) rounded out the top three types of complaints.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center is marking its 10-year anniversary of fighting cybercrime.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established in May 2000 as a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Since its launch IC3 has received more than 1.5 million complaints of cybercrime.
"This year marks the first decade of our partnership with NW3C addressing nearly 1.5 million Internet crime complaints to IC3," said Bill Hinerman, FBI Unit Chief for IC3.