Friday, March 16, 2007, 3/16/2007 02:00:00 PM

FBI Releases Internet Crime Data

By Todd
It's a slow Friday in the trade secrets world but we thought you might be interested in the FBI's report released today regarding their internet crime statistics. We found the gender stats - that men commit almost 75% of all internet crimes - particularly interesting. We are also befuddled by the stats on "Nigerian letter fraud" - averaging $5100 per occurrence - and conclude P.T. Barnum perhaps had it right when he is alleged to have said "there's a sucker born every minute . . . and two to take 'em." Ugh.

Enjoy your weekend - and ignore the Nigerian King's nephew's internet entreaty for you to send him $5100 to release $1 billion in secured naira.

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