NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, April 7, 2008

IC3's 2007 Internet Crime Report Posted by Sean @ 16:29 GMT

Malicious software and frauds are very closely related. Malware research frequently leads to our discovering new ways with which to scam victims. So we're often reading up on the topic…

The USA's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Last week the IC3 released its Annual Report for 2007. You can download a copy from here.

The report is fairly interesting reading. Besides the statistics based on its casework, the report also details a number of popular scams such as:

Pet Scams
Secret Shopper and Funds Transfer Scams
Adoption Fraud (Charity Fraud)
Romance Fraud

The Scam Synopsis also refers to a site called Looks Too Good To Be True that may be of interest to weblog readers. "Looks Too Good" details current scams and provides FAQs and Tips.

2007 Internet Crime Report - http://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreports.aspx