BBB: Alaskans Lost $1.6 Million in Cybercrime

The Internet Crime Complaint Center released a report this week, showing that Alaskans lost around $1.6 million as a result of cybercrime in 2012. According to the Better Business Bureau’s Alaskan arm, that’s up from $1.2 million in 2011.


The report shows that the age group which saw the greatest loss was the 50-59 bracket, which filed 888 complaints and a total loss of $643,500. Close behind was the 30-39 age group, which saw 147 complaints resulting in $562,000 lost.


The results are also broken down by gender. Overall, males filed more than twice as many complaints as females, with the 50-59 aged men filing 785 complaints, close to ten times as many as all other groups.


If you suspect you’ve been the target of a cybercrime, or would like to learn more, visit the BBB website.

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