The Internet Crime Complaint Center
October 10, 2014
If you suspect you’re a victim of an online crime, the FBI wants to hear from you.
Mollie Halpern: If you suspect you’re a victim of an online crime, the FBI wants to hear from you.
Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau and this is FBI, This Week. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, provides the public with a way to report suspected Internet-facilitated crime. Since its start in 2000, the IC3 has collected more than three million complaints—from small to significant dollar losses. John Riggi, a section chief in the Cyber Division, says these complaints are analyzed…
Riggi: That analysis may provide us with intelligence which may help us solve additional crimes. The complaints are collated and provided to our state and local law enforcement partners through our cyber task forces for further investigation. We initiate our own online fraud scheme cases when appropriate for federal prosecution.
Halpern: Riggi echoes FBI Director James Comey’s advice when he says...
Riggi: You should take that same level of caution when you’re on the Internet as you would be when you’re walking through a dark parking lot alone.
Halpern: Report online crime at ic3.gov. There, you’ll also learn out about the latest online scams and tips to avoid becoming a victim.
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