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New Internet Crime Initiative Combines Resources, Expertise

A pilot program targeting Internet crime was recently launched by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the state of Utah, with a goal of forging a closer link with state and local law enforcement partners.

New Internet Crime Initiative Combines Resources, Expertise

Hand on computer mouseA pilot program targeting Internet crime—focused on establishing a model for sharing information and coordinating investigations—was recently launched by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the state of Utah.

“The Utah pilot is the first step in our efforts to fix a gap that the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners have recognized exists in the investigation and prosecution of Internet fraud,” said Richard McFeely, executive assistant director of the Bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. “Because not all Internet fraud schemes rise to the level necessary to prosecute them in federal court, we are enhancing how we package the investigative leads we receive at IC3 and disseminating those packages directly to state and local agencies.” Based on the initial results of the Utah pilot, he said, the FBI plans to expand it to other states.

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Sep 24, 2013 04:00 PM