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Internet crimes are being perpetrated in lots of countries in the world today. Scammers have turned this internet crime as a means of making money, some have even turned it to a full time job. It is unfortunate that this crime has gone a long way in affecting a lot of people as many of them have lost their hard earned money to internet crimes. The FBI made a list of countries worst affected by internet crimes, and it appears that in 2020, there were 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime. It was also discovered that the internet crime rate increased because the complaints from 2019 are 300,000 less than the current complaints.
The loss from this crime is said to be over $4.2billion. The worst 20 most affected countries were listed, and Nigeria and South Africa were listed among the 20. South Africa reportedly had 1,754 victims and Nigeria had 443 victims. The United Kingdom topped the list with over 200,00 victims.
Nigeria was number 16 on the list while South Africa ranked number 6 on the List. The top 3 crimes reported by victims in 2020 are extortion, Pushing scams, and Non-Payment scams. There was also some scam that exploited individuals and businesses during the pandemic, and they were related to the COVID-19.The internet crimes being committed in these countries are not only done by citizens or residents of the country. There have been several reports of people getting scammed by citizens of other countries. Internet crime is punishable by law, and offender risk going to jail for a long time due to their crime.
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