For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.
The results provide an examination of key characteristics of 1) complaints, 2) perpetrators, 3) complainants, 4) interaction between perpetrators and complainants, and 5) success stories involving complaints referred by IC3. Since its inception, IC3 has received complaints across a wide variety of cyber crime matters, including online fraud (in its many forms), intellectual property rights matters, computer intrusions (hacking), economic espionage (theft of trade secrets), child pornography, international money laundering, identity theft, and a growing list of additional criminal matters.
The results in this report are intended to enhance our general knowledge about the scope and prevalence of Internet crime in the United States.
This report does not represent all victims of Internet crime, or fraud in general, because it is derived solely from the people who filed a report with IC3.
In 2008 the IC3 saw an increase in several additional crimes that are exclusively related to the Internet, which include phishing, spoofing, and spam complaints, and have increased over the past year.
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