As the new users get used to how the Internet works one would expect that the scammers’ profits would go down, right? Apparently that is not true. The reason, perhaps, is the fact that the number of new users that enter the web every year is larger that the number of users that get a clue of what is going on….
Here is a quote from Click on Detroit:
Money lost in Internet crimes hit a new high last year, topping about $240 million, according to a government report showing increases in scams involving pets, check-cashing schemes and online dating.
The report also mentions that men were scammed more often then women. Hmmm, I guess it is due to all those Viagra and “instrument” enlargement offers around the web.