The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) 2001 Internet Fraud Report is the first annual
compilation of information on complaints received and referred by the IFCC to law enforcement or
regulatory agencies for appropriate action. From January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001 the IFCC web
site received 49,711 complaints. This total includes many different fraud types and non-fraudulent
complaints, such as computer intrusions, SPAM/unsolicited email, and child pornography. During
this same time period, the IFCC has referred 16,775 complaints of fraud, the majority of which was
committed over the Internet or similar online service. The total dollar loss from all referred cases of
fraud was $17.8 million, with a median dollar loss of $435 per complaint.