The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released it’s 2008 Internet Crime Report today. You can view report in full by going to http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march09/internet_033009.html
There was a 33% increase in complaints in 2008 over 2007, with an increase of $25 million lost. Just think, if more could have been done to educate people about scams and warn them before they became victims, that is money that those people would still have in their pockets.
With the economy in the state that it is, we need to do EVERYTHING we can to protect the money that we have. One way to do that would be to increase scam awareness with signs in the post offices, banks, Western Union and MoneyGram locations. PSA would also do a lot to get the word out to the masses.