The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the very recent rise in online fraud. It certainly suggests that fraud rises in the downturn.
The bear economy is creating a bull market for cyber-crooks.
Experts and law-enforcement officials who track Internet crime say scams have intensified in the past six months, as fraudsters take advantage of economic confusion and anxiety to target both consumers and businesses.
We've also seen an acceleration in our business, but we can't quite distinguish growth in our business (awareness of our service, awareness of the problem, etc.) from the growth of trademark abuse.