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INTERPOL raids hundreds of scammy call centers in sweep
Investigators found scammers involved in human trafficking.
Losses to cryptocurrency scams top $1B, FTC reports
Nearly half of the scams originated on social media.
FBI: Cybercrime reports saw 'unprecedented' rise last year, costing nearly $7B
Business email compromise again proved costliest, at $2.4 billion, according to the bureau's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Online romance scams expand, now with more cryptocurrency
The FTC says that of the $547 million in romance scams reported in 2021, $139 million in losses involved cryptocurrency transactions.
FTC says Americans are losing more money to social media fraud than ever before
Facebook is playing a large role.
The Justice Department is ramping up its crackdown on money mules
But cryptocurrency still poses a big challenge.