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Identity theft the most reported cyber crime in Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Identity theft is the most reported cyber crime across the state. More than 400 cases of various online crimes are reported to police each month. Those figures tend to increase during busy holiday seasons.

For Quintana Roo, the Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC) reported that according to data from the Cybernetic Police Unit, the month of August saw an increase in reports of Internet crimes.

Julio César Gómez Torres, who heads the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC), says of the more than 400 reports in August, 83 were for the crime of identity theft followed by financial crimes with 72 reports.

Nigerian fraud followed with 53 cases, cyber bullying with 27, cyber extortion 17, digital violence 13, cyber threats 12, e-commerce fraud 10, phishing eight, password theft six, threats against minors three cases, among others.

Another common report is of impersonation. He says each month, they receive a few dozen complaints of impersonation of another person.

The SSC said there were also 62 reports that did not proceed since they were citizens from other states only being offered advice to deal with the crimes reported.