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Alaskans lost $1.6 million to cybercrimes in 2012

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ALASKANS LOST $1.6 MILLION TO CYBERCRIMES IN 2012

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Anchorage, Alaska – May 16, 2013 – Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to the recent upswing in cybercrime dollar losses. The Internet Crime Complaint Center has released its annual report this week and statistics show that cybercrimes bilked consumers for more than $525 million in 2012—an 8.3 percent increase from 2011. Alaskan losses increased to more than $1.6 million—compared to $1.2 million in 2011.

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BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds Internet users to surf safely; stay aware of the latest cybercrime warnings at bbb.org.

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Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington: BBB’s mission is to advance marketplace trust. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit organization that helps consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. For more information on ethical business standards, BBB Accreditation, BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, complaints, events and anti-fraud tips, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.



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