Internet fraud on the increase
Internet fraud keeps increasing. Up until June this year, police in Sweden received 10,355 reports of internet fraud, according to statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå). That is a 37 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
On reason for the increase, writes newspaper Dagens Nyheter, could be that organised crime groups are getting involved with internet fraud to a greater extent.
Many victims of this sort of fraud are tricked into parting with account details.