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An examination of online fraud complaint occurrences

While it is true that the Internet has helped businesses to reach customers that were previously not accessible, it has also opened another opportunity for fraud. This study examines the occurrences of the different types of online frauds and where they were committed. Several interesting trends were found to exist in the data set. First, there were seven major types of online fraud. Second, over 50 percent of the online frauds were related to Internet auctions. Third, some types of online fraud appear to happen only in certain geographic areas or states. Fourth, the number of online fraud cases is highest in states and regions with the largest population. However, when the population was taken into account, the trend was quite different

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