We just found a great new resource. If you think you have been the victim of Internet Crime, or if an email or post has you thinking someone is trying to victimize you, turn to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (iC3). The center is a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The site has useful down-loadable posters and brochures with additional links and resources. Check out this blurb from their home page:
IC3′s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes. read more >>
Filing a Complaint with IC3
IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:
- Your name
- Your mailing address
- Your telephone number
- The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.
- Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded.
- Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.
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