Katrina Internet Scam - II
March 7, 2008
One scam defrauded victims of thousands of dollars after Katrina.
Mr. Schiff: There's scams of all kinds out there. Be wary if the deal is too good to be true. One scam defrauded victims of thousands of dollars after Katrina. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center investigated…
Mr. Hambrick: "The Internet Crime Complaint Center is a public-private alliance with the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center; U.S. Postal's involved here."
Mr. Schiff: John Hambrick. He's heads up the center, known as IC3…
Mr. Hambrick: "We receive complaints from all over the world and we group those complaints and forward them to law enforcement for investigation."
Mr. Schiff: Hambrick says the scam had fake web sites…
Mr. Hambrick: "The subjects were actually able to collect $48,000 in the name of philanthropic relief."
Mr. Schiff: Hambrick says the money trail was followed…
Mr. Hambrick: "In this particular case the tracking of the funds we were assisted greatly by the financial institutions who helped us out on this. Nobody wants to see the bad guys benefit from a disaster like Hurricane Katrina."
Mr. Schiff: You can report Internet scams at IC3.gov. The subjects were convicted. I'm Neal Schiff of the Bureau and that's the FBI's Closed Case of the Week."
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