Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Internet scammers score big in New Mexico

SANTA FE (KSMX)- Internet scammers stole more than $18 million from New Mexicans in 2019, according to a recent report released by the FBI.

And that’s double from the previous year. The state now ranks 11th in money taken by scammers per capita.

According to the annual Internet Crime Report, 2,037 New Mexicans fell victim to internet scams in 2019. That is slightly down from 2018 numbers but more than doubled the amount of money stolen. On average each victim lost about $8,800.

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