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Internet: Crime

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the proportion of internet-related crime affecting the UK which originates in Nigeria. (199412)

Due to the nature of the internet, it is impossible to give an accurate assessment of how much internet-related crime originates in a particular country. In the main, internet-related crime is facilitated by bogus websites and software and law enforcement experience is that most activity takes place in the United States and Eastern Europe.