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Cybercrime

Computers and the Internet have provided consumers, students, businesses and government a powerful new tool that brings the world to our work and homes.  Unfortunately, the Internet age has also given criminals a new way to victimize the elderly, children, businesses and the unsuspecting.  Computer and high-tech crime is one of the greatest challenges confronting the law enforcement community around the world.  The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to confronting this challenge head on and bringing internet criminals to justice.

Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to commit or facilitate the commission of and a crime, including the communication of false or fraudulent representations to consumers.  These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, employment/business opportunity schemes and so-called “Phishing” schemes.

For more information about internet crime or to make a complaint, please visit:

usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/internet

ic3.gov

Updated February 9, 2016