PIG roasting time


Just in case the stalkers didn’t hear….the FBI does not take too kindly to men calling women “whores” or the like on their blogs.

Reporting Computer, Internet-Related, or Intellectual Property Crime

Internet-related crime, like any other crime, should be reported to appropriate law enforcement investigative authorities at the local, state, federal, or international levels, depending on the scope of the crime.  Citizens who are aware of federal crimes should report them to local offices of federal law enforcement.

Reporting Computer Hacking, Fraud and Other Internet-Related Crime

The primary federal law enforcement agencies that investigate domestic crime on the Internet include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Secret Service, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) . Each of these agencies has offices conveniently located in every state to which crimes may be reported. Contact information regarding these local offices may be found in local telephone directories. In general, federal crime may be reported to the local office of an appropriate law enforcement agency by a telephone call and by requesting the “Duty Complaint Agent.”

Each law enforcement agency also has a headquarters (HQ) in Washington, D.C., which has agents who specialize in particular areas. For example, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service both have headquarters-based specialists in computer intrusion (i.e., computer hacker) cases.

To determine some of the federal investigative law enforcement agencies that may be appropriate for reporting certain kinds of crime, please refer to the following table:

Type of Crime Appropriate federal investigative law enforcement agencies
Computer intrusion (i.e. hacking)
Password trafficking
Counterfeiting of currency
Child Pornography or Exploitation
Child Exploitation and Internet Fraud matters that have a mail nexus
Internet fraud and SPAM
Internet harassment
Internet bomb threats
Trafficking in explosive or incendiary devices or firearms over the Internet

Other Cybercrime Reporting Resources

  • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).  IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

  • Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Coordinating Center: (202) 282-9201 (report incidents relating to national security and infrastructure issues)
  • U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT) (online reporting for technicians)
  • National Association of Attorney General’s Computer Crime Point of Contact List (all state-related cyber questions)

Reporting Intellectual Property Crime

Type of Crime Appropriate federal investigative law enforcement agencies
Copyright piracy (e.g., software, movie, sound recordings)
Trademark counterfeiting
Theft of trade secrets
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