The majority of all people who fall victim to internet scams do not report. This is according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

2.9 percent of Dutch people aged 12 or over said they had been scammed in 2018 when buying things on the internet.

Figures from the statistical office show that only 4 out of 10 of these people actually reported the scam. This concerns a report or report to bodies such as the police or the National Reporting Point for Internet Surveillance (LMIO).

According to the CBS, almost 30 percent of people who did not report the scam thought the incident was not important enough to report it. 22 percent would think that a report would make no difference.

Most people who were victims of scams made a purchase on a website where second-hand items are sold. This is 42 percent of all cases in 2018. 24 percent were scammed after an order from an online store like Amazon.