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Internet crimes on the rise

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Thousands of Georgians lost millions of dollars last year, either because they fell for a scam or clicked a link they shouldn't have.

The FBI wants you to know there is a way you can help be a part of the bigger picture to catch the criminals. 

According to the IC3's Internet Crime Report, last year the largest number of victims in Georgia paid for something and didn't get it or shipped something and didn't receive payment.

Georgians paid more than $9 million to people who tricked them into thinking they were in a friendly or romantic relationship online.

People can report internet crimes to IC3 here.

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