· An estimated 59 million phishing e-mails are sent each day.
· About 1 in 6 are opened.
· In 2006, about 109 million U.S. adults received phishing e-mail attacks, compared with 57 million in 2004.
· The average loss per victim in 2006 was $1,244, compared with $257 in 2004.
· Victims recovered an average of 54 percent of their losses in 2006, compared with 80 percent in 2004.
Source: Gartner and Iconix
What to Do if You've Been Scammed:
If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud after using Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com or Yahoo Hot Jobs, here are the sites to contact:
You can also file a report with the FBI Internet Crimes Division at http://www.ic3.gov/.
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