This page includes resources relating to major white-collar crime and identity theft.
Federal Trade Commission—Identity Theft
The Federal Trade Commission—Identity Theft Web site provides information for individuals, businesses, and law enforcement regarding identity theft, such as appropriate laws, how to report identity theft, and how to receive free credit reports, testimonies, and scams. This Web site also provides information on the Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse, a national searchable identity theft victim-complaint database containing information on identity theft victim and/or suspect information across the country.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
In conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) serves as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding cybercrime. IC3 gives the victims of cybercrime a reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet-related crimes.
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
Through a combination of training and critical support services, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) provides a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes and supports and partners with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security initiatives as they relate to economic and high-tech crimes. NW3C provides assistance to law enforcement agencies to better understand and utilize tools to combat economic and high-tech crime.