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FBI: Nigeria, UK, Canada Among Worst Affected By Internet Crimes [Full List]

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The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has ranked Nigeria as the 16th worst affected country by internet crimes in 2020.

Naija News reports that the FBI released the ranking in its annual report made public on Wednesday.

According to the report, Nigeria is among the top 20 international victim countries of online-based crime.

Other countries that ranked better than Nigeria are Pakistan, China, Columbia, and Hong Kong.

Apart from Nigeria, South Africa was also listed among the ‘worst’ 20. South Africa rated sixth with 1,754 victims while Nigeria had 443 victims.

The report noted that the top three crimes reported by victims in America in 2020 were phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and extortion, adding that victims lost the most money to business email compromise scams, romance, and confidence schemes, and investment fraud.

The top 20 countries and their number of victims are:

1. United Kingdom 216,633

2. Canada 5,399

3. India 2,930

4. Greece 2,314

5. Australia 1,807

6. South Africa 1,754

7. France 1,640

8. Germany 1,578

9. Mexico 1,164

10. Belgium 1,023

11. Brazil 951

12. Philippines 898

13. Italy 728

14. Spain 618

15. Netherlands 450

16. Nigeria 443

17. Pakistan 443

18. China 442

19. Colombia 418

20. Hong Kong 407.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.