Internet Crime Complaint Center

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Cover of 2007 Internet Crime Report

The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).[1] In 2012, the IC3 received reports totaling $525 million in damages to consumers.[2]


IC3's purpose is to serve as a central hub to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding occurrences of cyber-crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cybercrime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations on the internet. IC3 develops leads and notifies law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 act as a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Internet Crime Complaint Center". Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  2. Yadron, Danny (April 21, 2014). "Grappling With Cybercrime". The Wall Street Journal. p. A3. 

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