Sadly, thousands of people fall victims to various internet crimes every year. A new FBI report on Internet crime in 2019 highlights the most devastating cybercrime with reported losses exceeding $3.5 billion.
The FBI based its report on 467,000 complaints by the public to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2019.
SIM swapping is an emerging high-profile crime, the FBI cited in the report. In a SIM swap, a wireless carrier is tricked into switching the SIM linked to the subscriber to the criminal’s SIM. In one case based in San Francisco, the arrest of a SIM swapping group leader led to the seizure of over $18 million, five vehicles, a $900,000 home, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry, the FBI said in March 2019.
Here are the five Internet crimes the FBI is focusing on. Read on through this link