Want to report an internet scam or online crime? Go IC3!

Have you ever wanted to report on a internet scam or some other online crime? Check out IC3.

IC3, AKA the Internet Crime Complaint Center, is a partnership between some other Federal alphabet soup agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Technically it should be IC3 = SUM (FBI + NW3C + BJA), but that’s just murder on a business card.

Anyhow, IC3 was set up to “receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime” and is pretty easy to use. You click through a multiple-choice questionnaire on the site and fill in the blanks as you go along. It takes about two minutes for a typical form.

Maybe if enough people use this system, some of those “I give you this sum $3, 750,000.00 Million Dollars from the bank in south America” kind of emails will go away.

Right. Here’s the official link to the report-a-scam-and-crime website.

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