The US Federal Trade Commission reports on the 685,000 complaints of fraud and identity theft they received during 2005, costing consumers an average of just under $1,000 each (yes, that's a whopping $680m!). Just under half the complaints were Internet related, slightly down on recent years. Identity theft was slightly more common than 2004 but again slightly down as a proportion of the total. Perhaps information security is starting to have a positive effect?
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