FBI Las Vegas Cyber Program

1787 West Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106-2135
(702) 385-1281

What We Do

The FBI is charged with defending the U.S. against a full-range of cybercrimes, including threats from hackers for hire, organized cyber syndicates, and state-sponsored malicious cyber actors. Over the past decade, cyberattacks have escalated in scale and impact.

Since the FBI Cyber Division’s creation in 2002, the FBI has remained flexible with its strategy, evolving as the threat changes. The FBI Cyber Division’s current mission is to neutralize the cyber threat by using predictive means, investigative partnerships, and imposing consequences.

Respond and Report

If you are the victim of online or internet-enabled crime, file a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) as soon as possible. Rapid reporting can also help support the recovery of lost funds. Visit ic3.gov for more information, including tips and information about current crime trends.

If you or your organization is the victim of a network intrusion, data breach, or ransomware attack, contact your nearest FBI field office or report it at tips.fbi.gov.

Understand Common Crimes and Risks Online

  • Business email compromise (BEC) scams exploit the fact that so many of us rely on email to conduct business—both personal and professional Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information, like your Social Security number, and uses it to commit theft or fraud
  • Ransomware is a type of malicious software, of malware, that prevents you from accessing your computer files, systems, or networks and demands you pay a ransom for their return.
  • Spoofing and phishing are schemes aimed at tricking you into providing sensitive information to scammers.
  • Online predators are a growing threat to young people.

Top 10 Internet Safety Tips

  1. Use reputable antivirus software and set it to update daily.
  2. Ensure your system’s personal firewall is active.
  3. Use complex passwords.
  4. Install updated patches to your operating system
  5. Think carefully about what information you offer on your Social Networking sites
  6. Take precautions when trusting public WiFi 
  7. Think before downloading files and clicking emailed links, especially from a bank. Instead, type the link manually into your browser.
  8. Beware the pop-up Antivirus alert. Be sure it’s from the company you use.
  9. Never send personal information (Social Security, Credit Card Information, etc.) in an email. This sensitive information needs to be encrypted.
  10. Report suspicious emails or activity at work to your IT department.

2021 Statistics for Nevada

Crime Type by Victim Count

  • Identity theft: 9,054
  • Personal data breach: 1,151
  • Extortion: 697
  • Credit card fraud: 519
  • Tech support: 470

Crime Type by Victim Loss

  • Investment: $24,079,243
  • Confidence fraud/romance: $15,095,654
  • BEC/EAC: $12,837,303
  • Tech support: $7,742,542
  • Identity theft: $7,258,475

Victims by Age Group

  • Under 20 303
  • 20-29 1,549
  • 30-39 3,282
  • 40-49 3,464
  • 50-59 3,560
  • Over 60 3,385