FBI, This Week: The Internet Crime Complaint Center


August 11, 2016

The FBI encourages victims of Internet scams, frauds, and intrusions to report their experiences to its Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI encourages victims of Internet scams, frauds, and intrusions to report their experiences to its Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3.

Submitting complaints to IC3 is a convenient and reliable way to report Internet-facilitated crime.

Supervisory Special Agent Kenneth Klocke says each complaint makes a difference.

Ken Klocke: Don't hesitate to report criminal activity to the FBI. Don't be embarrassed to file a complaint. We receive about 800 complaints a day, and many of those victims are duped by professional con men.

Halpern: FBI employees analyze, categorize, and exploit the information from the complaints to open new investigations or enhance existing ones. The information is shared with local, state, and other federal law enforcement agencies so they can do the same.

Klocke: We utilize your complaints to help law enforcement identify and apprehend subjects who are committing fraud upon you and others in the U.S. and around the world.

Halpern: Public complaints also help the IC3 detect cyber trends and changes to sustained significant scams.

Submit complaints to www.ic3.gov. The site also provides tips on how to protect yourself from cyber criminals. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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