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FBI's Cyber Crime Complaint Center Logs Two Million Entries

FBI's Cyber Crime Complaint Center Logs Two Million Entries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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FBI's Cyber Crime Complaint Center Logs Two Million Entries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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The FBI’s cyber crime complaint center has logged its two-millionth consumer complaint about online criminal activity.

Launched in May 2000, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. The center received its one millionth complaint seven years after its inception, and reaching the two- millionth mark required half that time.

The mission of IC3 is to receive, develop, and refer cyber crime complaints to local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies. IC3 gives cyber-crime victims an easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.

Since 2007, IC3 has referred 757,016 criminal complaints to all levels of law enforcement worldwide. Most referrals involved fraud in which the complainant suffered a financial loss. Many other complaints involved identity theft, such as loss of personally identifying data and the unauthorized use of credit cards or bank accounts.

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