FBI agents in Colorado Springs have noted the cyber crime rate in the city is slightly higher than the national average.
Approximately 300,000 Colorado Springs residents have reported being victims of cyber crime, which is a 22 percent increase from 2009.
A local special agent told Fox21 some of the most common frauds include buying something from eBay and never getting anything in return, child pornography, and computer intrusions.
Although Colorado Springs houses several high-tech companies and Internet-savvy individuals, residents are still falling prey to fraudsters and email scammers. FBI believes residents are defrauded because of the military tradition in the region that encourages the act of helping others.
FBI said the problem is so bad it has partnered with the private sector to deal with the thousands of cyber-crime complaints it receives every year.