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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Report: Internet ripoffs jumped 33 percent last year

U.S. victims lost a total of $265 million, the National Internet Crime Center says. The bulk of the losses were from financial transactions where someone promised to ship a product, but never did. (Or failed to provide payment.) And it sounds like a lot of people lost money on Nigerian princesses and the Canadian lottery, which doesn't seem like a crime so much as natural selection.

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