Alaska: first in the nation for dog sledding, snow, number of Sarah Palins, and now... internet scams.
With almost 22 cybercrime victims for every 1,000 residents, Alaska has continued its 2018 status as the state in which you're most likely to fall victim to internet scams.
But, oddly enough, they're actually not the state where you're likely to lose the most money.
PCMag covered these new statistics:
CenturyLinkQuote examined the FBI's 2018 IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) Report to identify the most at-risk states for internet scams. In 2018 alone, IC3 recieved 351,936 complaints with losses exceeding $2.7 billion, though that's likely just the tip of the iceberg.
South Dakota had the fewest cybercrime victims per capita, with just 5.3 per 10,000 residents, or 465 total.
In terms of financial impact, cybercrime victims in Alaska lost the least amount of money—$2,256.30, on average.