A new government report released April 3 paints a detailed picture of the landscape for online scams and could serve as a useful tool for students' internet safety education.


Money lost in internet-related crimes hit a new high last year, topping about $240 million, according to the report, which shows increases in scams involving pets, check-cashing schemes, and online dating.


The number of reported internet scams dropped slightly from previous years, but the total amount lost jumped $40 million, according to the

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