FBI releases top 20 countries with the highest records of internet crime. See Nigerian position.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation have released the list of top twenty nations with worst cases of internet crime. The statistics which can be found in 2020 internet Crime report are information from 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime.

In the report, there was an increase of more than 300,000 complaints between 2019 and 2021. Loss recorded also amounted to $4.2 billion.

In the list, Nigeria and South Africa were the only African countries that appeared on the list with Nigeria taking the 16th position, with 443 victims and South Africa sixth, with 1,734 victims.

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1.   United Kingdom

2.   Canada

3.   India

4.   Greece

5.   Australia

6.   South Africa

7.   France

8.   Germany

9.   Mexico

10. Belgium

11. Brazil

12. Philippines

13. Italy

14. Spain

15. Netherlands

16. Nigeria

17. Pakistan

18. China

19. Colombia

20. Hong Kong.

The report revealed that phishing scams, non-payment, non-delivery and extortions were the top three crimes reported by victims in 2020. The victims mostly lost their money to business email compromise scams, romance scams and confidence schemes.

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