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Current Cybercrime

Describes a cybercrime trend that society is confronted with today.
Address the following key elements:

- What types of scams are associated with the cybercrime?
- What might the profile be for a cybercriminal who commits this type of cybercrime?
- What are law enforcement initiatives to combat this crime?
- What are penalties for committing these crimes?

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A cybercrime that is flourishing today is internet scams wherein untold numbers of people are defrauded out of money by bogus claims of sweepstakes winnings, internet jobs, or bank transfers. These fraudulent crimes committed by international criminal organizations net billions of dollars in profit each year while stealing money from millions of people. This crime would go as follows: my brother (a true story) received an e-mail for a job application while seeking a job online. The e-mail stated that my brother was hired as an art consultant for a major art corporation from an Eastern European country. He was subsequently informed that one of the first operations he needed to do, which would eventually become his full-time position, was to accept a check in the amount of $6,000 ...

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A description of cyber-crime trends that society is confronted with today are determined. What might the profit be for a cybercriminal who comits this type of cyber-crime is determined.