The Internet is an easy-to-use and highly versatile way to perpetrate crimes, as was made evident by the more than 200,000 complaints filed in 2006. Complainants said they lost $198.4 million in the process, the highest total ever.

These complaints were composed of many different fraud types such as auction fraud, non-delivery, and credit/debit card fraud, as well as non-fraudulent complaints, such as computer intrusions, spam/unsolicited e-mail, and child pornography.

<<< Click on the offenses at left for more information on each.

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3):
2006 Internet Crime Report