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Cybercrime losses likely much greater in Philly and U.S. than FBI reports

May 10, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Cybercrime in the U.S. cost its victims at least $1.4 billion in 2017, with losses in the tri-state region in excess of $79 million, according to a report released Monday by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

The federal agency last year registered more than 300,000 victim complaints. Internet fraudsters targeted Pennsylvanians at least 11,300 times for $36.3 million , New Jersey residents more than 7,600 times for $40.4 million, and about 760 Delaware folk for $2.4 million, according to the FBI’s report.

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