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Online scams top the list with 366 cases in 2013, 2014 and 2015 while online libel is second with 240, online threats with 129, Identity theft with 127, and anti-photo and video voyeurism with 89.
Clicking on the link opens the site's security page where users are asked to pick a unique password and given a tutorial on how to spot an online scam.
A teenage fraudster caught selling fake sports memorabilia on the internet after Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United players helped police crack his pounds 30,000 online scam has been jailed for 16 months.
The FTC brought 100 legal actions against online scam artists over the last five years, according to a report from the agency, which also notes its advocacy of online privacy.
At the forefront of online scam litigation, Baron & Budd currently serves as co-lead counsel in the EasySaver Rewards MDL, a case that concerns a similar scam perpetuated by Encore Marketing Group through its EasySaver Rewards program.
AN online scam using the logo of An Garda Siochana to swindle money from victims is increasing.
Daniel Perry, from Dunfermline, Fife, is thought to have killed himself after being the target of an online scam where victims are tricked into making explicit videos via webcam recordings on Skype.
CONSUMER watchdogs are warning people not to fall victim to the latest online scam.
A teenage fraudster was caught selling fake sports memorabilia on the internet after Sir Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United stars helped police crack his online scam.
Panda found that 63 percent of companies are concerned about online scam and fraud attacks but many do not know how to secure their business operations from such threats.
As well as using spam filters and being wary of unsolicited emails, we would advise internet users to check their bank balance regularly and read their bank's terms and conditions, so that they know their rights in case they fall victim to an online scam.
NYSE:MFE) today warned consumers that "scareware," or fake antivirus software, may be the most costly online scam in 2010, causing significant monetary loss and damage to users' computers.

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