Ecuador, 1,360 electronic scams reported to date in 2011

Posted on October 5, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Internet, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

1360 phishing scams in 2011
This data revealed by the Attorney General of Ecuador. One of the last cases of this kind is detrimental to Council officials for Citizen Participation. According to the prosecution, this type of crime recorded a rate rise. In 2009 there were 168 claims in 2010 the figure rose to 2099 and only in the first half of 2011 and 1360 have been recorded. The thefts range from USD 100 to USD 45 000, so that the Financial Crime Unit estimated that in the first half of 2011 the total fraud could exceed one million dollars. The most common e-crime: “phishing” or identity theft through phishing emails, the “skimming”, which clones the magnetic strip on credit cards and debit cards, and the “carding” using card number to make purchases abroad. Read Article

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