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  • Donat Be a Mule

    Don’t Be a Mule

    December 17, 2018

    Acting as a money mule, or moving illegally acquired funds at the direction of another person, aids the work of criminals and is itself a crime.

  • Remembering Pan Am Flight 103

    Remembering Pan Am Flight 103

    December 14, 2018

    Thirty years after the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the FBI and its partners are still actively seeking justice for the 270 victims and their families.

  • 2017 NIBRS Crime Data Released

    2017 NIBRS Crime Data Released

    December 10, 2018

    The FBI released information on more than 6 million criminal offenses submitted to its National Incident-Based Reporting System last year, as law enforcement continues transitioning to the more robust system.

  • Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

    Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

    December 6, 2018

    A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.

  • Card Cloners Caught

    Card Cloners Caught

    December 3, 2018

    A fraudster and his associates who bought credit card numbers online and used them to buy prepaid gift cards and money orders—stealing thousands of dollars in the process—have been sentenced for their crimes.

  • Ransomware Suspects Indicted

    Ransomware Suspects Indicted

    November 28, 2018

    Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

  • ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer

    ViCAP Links Murders to Prolific Serial Killer

    November 27, 2018

    Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders to date, and the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program is working with partners nationwide to match those confessions to killings that occurred between 1970 and 2005.

  • Elder Fraud

    Elder Fraud

    November 26, 2018

    A Canadian man was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars for orchestrating a telemarketing credit card scam that defrauded at least 60,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $18 million.

  • Combating Violent Crime

    Combating Violent Crime

    November 21, 2018

    Prosecutors secured a 35-year prison sentence for an armed robber who hit three Philadelphia corner stores during a violent two-day crime spree in 2016.

  • Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced

    Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced

    November 19, 2018

    The owner of a Maryland telemarketing company that defrauded small businesses, schools, churches, non-profits, and others out of millions of dollars will be spending time behind bars.

  • 2017 Hate Crime Statistics Released

    2017 Hate Crime Statistics Released

    November 13, 2018

    The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the latest annual Hate Crime Statistics report.

  • STEM Day 2018

    STEM Day 2018

    November 8, 2018

    The FBI uses science, technology, engineering, and math in nearly every investigation, and STEM Day serves as an opportunity to highlight career opportunities for individuals with these skill sets.

  • Festival Founder Sentenced

    Festival Founder Sentenced

    November 5, 2018

    The creator of the purported luxury music festival Fyre Fest will be spending time behind bars for defrauding investors and customers out of more than $26 million in two separate schemes.

  • The Morris Worm

    The Morris Worm

    November 2, 2018

    Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.

  • Combating Economic Espionage

    Combating Economic Espionage

    November 1, 2018

    The FBI and Department of Justice jointly announced economic espionage charges against a state-owned Chinese enterprise and other parties, along with a wider effort to combat Chinese economic espionage.

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