Internet-related crimes cost Ohio consumers nearly $1 million less last year than in 2011 and complaints about online scams dropped nearly 43 percent, according to a new report.
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Common Internet crimes
Auto fraud: Criminals attempt to sell vehicles they don’t really own.
FBI impersonation e-mail scam: The names of government agencies are used in spam attacks.
Intimidation/extortion scams: Examples include payday loan, process server and grandparent scams.
Ransomware: Pop-up messages alert computer users to purported infections that can only be fixed by purchasing particular antivirus software.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation