Alabama

- #1 Most damaging crime type: BEC/EAC monetary loss

--- Total monetary loss: $13,747,390

--- Victim count: 179

--- Average loss per victim: $76,801

- #2 Most damaging crime type: Confidence Fraud/Romance monetary loss

--- Total monetary loss: $4,999,229

--- Victim count: 226

--- Average loss per victim: $22,120

- #3 Most damaging crime type: Real Estate/Rental monetary loss

--- Total monetary loss: $2,026,393

--- Victim count: 89

--- Average loss per victim: $22,768

Alabama has an extensive law against computer crime, but many cybercrimes fall into the area of social engineering, a term that suggests using human contact to trick others into offering information. This is true for romance cybercrime, where a user is catfished by a fraudster.

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