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INFOGRAPHIC: International Internet Scam Hotspots

By Techopedia Staff | Last updated: November 12, 2015

Since the Internet Crime Complaint Center was launched in 2000, the number of complaints about online fraud has risen each year - as have the costs for Internet users. But while foreign countries often get the blame for scams, spam and identity theft, much of it actually orginates in the good ol' U.S.A.

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So what can you do to protect yourself? This infographic from backgroundcheck.org provides up-to-date data on what scams to watch out for - and what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim.

International Internet Scam Hotspots

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From: Background Check Guide

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