Cyber Awareness Month - I

October 2, 2009

To promote Cyber Awareness Month the FBI describes the mission of Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, and how it supports the public.

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Mr. Schiff: October is Cyber Awareness Month, and working for you 24/7 so you are not defrauded in cyberspace is the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3.

Ms. Hoppey: “We’re very unique because we’re an alliance with the National White Collar Crime Center, which is an organization, a non-profit organization, funded by the Department of Justice.”

Mr. Schiff: That’s the chief of the IC3, FBI Special Agent Leslie Hoppey.

Ms. Hoppey: “And what our mission is, is that we address fraud committed over the Internet.”

Mr. Schiff: Hoppey says IC3 being busy is an understatement.

Ms. Hoppey: “We’re averaging over 28,000 complaints per month.”

Mr. Schiff: Hoppey says there are ways to be safer in cyberspace.

Ms. Hoppey: “Keep your personal computer updated with the latest anti-virus and firewall software and maintain the operating system updates.”

Mr. Schiff: If you are a victim of computer fraud, go to and report it right away. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau, and that’s what’s happening at the “FBI, This Week.”

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