Comcast Corporation [contributor]
In 2021 alone, military consumers reported losing over $267 million to fraud. This report provides an overview of what is known, and not known, about cybercrime and fraud and subsequent impacts on military members and their families. This report examines why military-connected persons might be more vulnerable or more often targeted by scammers, including reasons such as frequent moves or benefits that require frequent disclosures of personal information. This report highlights the need for more information and makes recommendations for cybersecurity policy.
Military and Veterans Studies
Cybercrime, Veterans, Military families, Community
Institute for Veterans and Military Families
This report is published by Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). This research is funded by Comcast to conduct a study on the prevalence of cybercrimes on military families. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors. Any views expressed in this paper are of the authors only.
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Cybercrime Risk in the Military Community: What Do We Know?" (2023). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 406.
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