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FBI: Internet scam losses soar in 2018 in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — The FBI says its Internet Crime Complaint Center reports victims of internet scams in Tennessee lost more than $28 million last year.

The agency says more than 5,500 people reported losses in Tennessee. The state ranks 23rd in dollar loss.

The 2018 total for Tennessee is about double the previous year’s figure of approximately $13 million.

The FBI’s Knoxville field office is one of 13 participating in an initiative to strengthen cyber investigative capability and capacity of the state and local law enforcement offices.

Suspected criminal internet activity can be reported at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .

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