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Significant Increase in IRS-themed Smishing Campaigns

October 4, 2023

Cyber Criminals Impersonating Brands Using Search Engine Advertisement Services to Defraud Users

December 21, 2022

Scammers Using Computer-Technical Support Impersonation Scams to Target Victims and Conduct Wire Transfers

November 10, 2022

Criminal Actors Leverage Rideshare Vehicles to Abduct Minors

October 25, 2022

Potential Fraud Schemes Targeting Individuals Seeking Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

October 18, 2022

Foreign Actors Likely to Use Information Manipulation Tactics for 2022 Midterm Elections

October 6, 2022

Malicious Cyber Activity Against Election Infrastructure Unlikely to Disrupt or Prevent Voting

October 4, 2022

Cryptocurrency Investment Schemes

October 3, 2022

The FBI and Intellectual Property Rights Center Warns Public of Counterfeit Battery Scams

September 30, 2022

The FBI Warns of Scammers Soliciting Donations Related to the Crisis in Ukraine

May 31, 2022

Business Email Compromise: The $43 Billion Scam

May 4, 2022

Cybercriminals Trick Victims into Transferring Funds to "Reverse" Instant Payments

April 14, 2022

Technical and Customer Support Fraud

March 16, 2022

Unearned payments reported via IRS Form 1099

March 8, 2022

FBI Warns of the Impersonation of Law Enforcement and Government Officials

March 7, 2022

Business Email Compromise: Virtual Meeting Platforms

February 16, 2022

Criminals Increasing SIM Swap Schemes to Steal Millions of Dollars from US Public

February 8, 2022

Scammers Exploit Security Weaknesses on Job Recruitment Websites to Impersonate Legitimate Businesses, Threatening Company Reputation and Defrauding Job Seekers

February 1, 2022

Cybercriminals Tampering with QR Codes to Steal Victim Funds

January 18, 2022

Holiday Scams, Revisited

December 17, 2021

Money Mules: A Financial Crisis

December 3, 2021

Holiday Scammers Take Advantage of Online Shoppers

November 24, 2021

Cyber Criminals Likely Developing and Selling Scamming Tools to Harvest Credentials of Brand-Name Consumers

November 23, 2021

The FBI Warns of Fraudulent Schemes Leveraging Cryptocurrency ATMs and QR Codes to Facilitate Payment

November 4, 2021

Cyber Criminals Using Spoofed Unemployment Benefit Websites to Defraud US Public

October 15, 2021

Scammers Defraud Victims of Millions of Dollars in New Trend in Romance Scams

September 16, 2021

The FBI Warns the Public of Counterfeit Coin Scams

September 9, 2021

FBI Warns about an Increase in Sextortion Complaints

September 2, 2021

FBI Warns of a Grandparent Fraud Scheme Using Couriers

July 29, 2021

IC3 Logs 6 Million Complaints

May 17, 2021

Scammers Target Families Who Post Missing Persons on Social Media

May 14, 2021

Rise In Use of Cryptocurrency In Business Email Compromise Schemes

April 13, 2021

If You Make or Buy a Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, You Endanger Yourself and Those Around You, and You Are Breaking the Law

March 30, 2021

Telephony Denial of Service Attacks Can Disrupt Emergency Call Center Operations

February 17, 2021

Iranian Cyber Actors Continue to Threaten US Election Officials

January 15, 2021

Recent Swatting Attacks Targeting Residents With Camera and Voice-Capable Smart Devices

December 29, 2020

Iranian Cyber Actors Responsible for Website Threatening US Election Officials

December 28, 2020

Transition to Distance Learning Creates Opportunities for Cyber Actors to Disrupt Instruction and Steal Data

December 15, 2020

Holiday Scams - Shop Safely and Smartly Online

December 1, 2020

Spoofed FBI Internet Domains Pose Cyber and Disinformation Risks

November 23, 2020

Child Abductors Potentially Using Social Media or Social Networks to Lure Victims In Lieu of an In-Person Ruse

October 15, 2020

FBI Cyber Strategy

October 8, 2020

A COVID 19-Driven Increase in Telework from Hotels Could Pose a Cyber Security Risk for Guests

October 6, 2020

Spoofed Internet Domains and Email Accounts Pose Cyber and Disinformation Risks to Voters

October 2, 2020

Foreign Actors Likely to Use Online Journals to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Elections

October 1, 2020

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Could Hinder Access to Voting Information, Would Not Prevent Voting

September 30, 2020

False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Legitimacy of U.S. Elections

September 28, 2020

Cyber Threats to Voting Processes Could Slow But Not Prevent Voting

September 24, 2020

Foreign Actors and Cybercriminals Likely to Spread Disinformation Regarding 2020 Election Results

September 22, 2020

FBI Sees Rise In Online Shopping Scams

August 3, 2020

Implementation of Fraudulent COVID-19 Shipping and Insurance Fees by Criminal Actors

June 11, 2020

Increased Use of Mobile Banking Apps Could Lead to Exploitation

June 10, 2020

People's Republic of China (PRC) Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations

May 13, 2020

Online Extortion Scams Increasing During The Covid-19 Crisis

April 20, 2020

Cyber Criminals Conduct Business Email Compromise through Exploitation of Cloud-Based Email Services, Costing US Businesses More Than $2 Billion

April 6, 2020

Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments

April 1, 2020

FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Human Traffickers Continue to Use Popular Online Platforms to Recruit Victims

March 16, 2020

Cyber Criminals Use Fake Job Listings To Target Applicants' Personally Identifiable Information

January 21, 2020

Child Predators Use Online Gaming to Contact Children

December 12, 2019

Money Mules

December 4, 2019

High-Impact Ransomware Attacks Threaten U.S. Businesses And Organizations

October 2, 2019

Perpetrators Use Various Methods to Deceive and Defraud Elderly Victims For Financial Gain

September 19, 2019

Business Email Compromise The $26 Billion Scam

September 10, 2019

Cyber Actors Use Online Dating Sites To Conduct Confidence/Romance Fraud And Recruit Money Mules

August 5, 2019

Cyber Actors Exploit 'Secure' Websites In Phishing Campaigns

June 10, 2019

Chinese Embassy Scam

March 28, 2019

FBI Warns of Fraud Actors Scamming Investors Through Fictitious Standby Letters of Credit

March 18, 2019

Business Email Compromise: Gift Cards

October 24, 2018

Cyber Actors Increasingly Exploit The Remote Desktop Protocol to Conduct Malicious Activity

September 27, 2018

Cybercriminals Utilize Social Engineering Techniques To Obtain Employee Credentials To Conduct Payroll Diversion

September 18, 2018

Education Technologies: Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students

September 13, 2018


August 7, 2018

Cyber Actors Use Internet of Things Devices as Proxies for Anonymity and Pursuit of Malicious Cyber Activities

August 2, 2018

Business E-mail Compromise The 12 Billion Dollar Scam

July 12, 2018

Business Email Compromise Contributes To Large Scale Business Losses Nationwide

June 11, 2018

Foreign Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

May 25, 2018

Tech Support Fraud

March 28, 2018

Increase in W-2 Phishing Campaigns

February 21, 2018

Impersonation of the Internet Crime Complaint Center

February 1, 2018

Fraudulent Online Vehicle Sales

January 17, 2018

Booter and Stresser Services Increase the Scale and Frequency of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

October 17, 2017

Revised: Internet-Connected Toys Could Present Privacy and Contact Concerns for Children

September 21, 2017

Fraudsters Capitalize on Natural Disasters

September 20, 2017

Online Scammers Require Payment Via Music Application Gift Cards

August 1, 2017

Internet-Connected Toys Could Present Privacy and Contact Concerns for Children

July 17, 2017

Business E-mail Compromise E-mail Account Compromise The 5 Billion Dollar Scam

May 4, 2017

Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent

January 18, 2017

Ransomware Victims Urged to Report Infections to Federal Law Enforcement

September 15, 2016

Business E-mail Compromise: The 3.1 Billion Dollar Scam

June 14, 2016

Tech Support Scam

June 2, 2016

Extortion E-mail Schemes Tied to Recent High-Profile Data Breaches

June 1, 2016

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

March 23, 2016

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

March 23, 2016

Motor Vehicles Increasingly Vulnerable to Remote Exploits

March 17, 2016

Motor Vehicles Increasingly Vulnerable to Remote Exploits

March 17, 2016

Hacktivists Threaten to Target Law Enforcement Personnel and Public Officials

November 18, 2015

New Microchip-Enabled Credit Cards May Still Be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

October 8, 2015

Internet of Things Poses Opportunities for Cyber Crime

September 10, 2015

Business Email Compromise

August 27, 2015

E-mail Account Compromise

August 27, 2015

E-mail Extortion Campaigns Threatening Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

July 31, 2015

Criminals Continue to Defraud and Extort Funds from Victims Using CryptoWall Ransomware Schemes

June 23, 2015

Gift Card Scams

June 11, 2015

Hacktivists Threaten to Target Law Enforcement Personnel and Public Officials

April 21, 2015

Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites to Acquire Personally Identifiable Information and to Collect Fraudulent Fees

April 7, 2015

ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities

April 7, 2015

Tax Return Fraud

April 2, 2015

Scammers May Use Paris Terrorist Attack to Solicit Fraudulent Donations

February 10, 2015

Business E-mail Compromise

January 22, 2015

University Employee Payroll Scam

January 13, 2015

Scam Targeting University Students

January 13, 2015

Holiday Shopping Tips

November 24, 2014

IC3 Scam Alerts (November 20, 2014)

November 20, 2014

Criminals Post Fraudulent Online Advertisements For Automobiles, Recreational Vehicles, Boats, And Other Outdoor Equipment Leading To Financial Losses In Excess of $20 Million

November 14, 2014

New Twist to the Telephone Tech Support Scam

November 13, 2014

IC3 Scam Alerts (November 03, 2014)

November 3, 2014

Fraudulent Websites Posing as Green Dot MoneyPak Customer Support

October 7, 2014

StealthGenie Mobile Device Spyware Application

September 30, 2014

Internal Revenue Service Telephone Scam

September 25, 2014

Cyber Criminals Using Fake Government E-mail to Perpetrate Scam

September 24, 2014

Increase in Insider Threat Cases Highlight Significant Risks to Business Networks and Proprietary Information

September 23, 2014

African Cyber Criminal Enterprise Members Using "School Impersonation" Scheme to Defraud Retailers

September 4, 2014

IC3 Scam Alerts (June 27, 2014)

June 27, 2014

The Internet Crime Complaint Center Receives 3 Millionth Complaint

May 19, 2014

Cyber-Related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, And Students

May 5, 2014

Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers Resulting In Account Takeovers Continue

April 28, 2014

Telephone Scam Alleging A Relative Is In A Financial Or Legal Crisis

April 9, 2014

IC3 Scam Alerts (March 21, 2014)

March 21, 2014

Scams Targeting Merchants

March 6, 2014

Callback Scheme Used In International Revenue Share Fraud

February 13, 2014

Holiday Shopping Tips

November 26, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (November 25, 2013)

November 25, 2013

Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline Following Typhoon Haiyan

November 14, 2013

CryptoLocker Ransomware Encrypts User's Files

October 28, 2013

Spam E-Mails Continuing to Capitalize on FBI Officials' Names

September 25, 2013

Beta Bot malware blocks users anti-virus programs

September 18, 2013

Spear-Phishing E-mail with Missing Children Theme

August 22, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (August 13, 2013)

August 13, 2013

Spam: Delivering Malware and Advertising Dangerous Counterfeit Goods

August 7, 2013

Consumer Alert: Pirated Software May Contain Malware

August 7, 2013

Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

July 29, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (July 18, 2013)

July 18, 2013

Ransomware Purporting To Be From The FBI Is Targeting OS X Mac Users

July 18, 2013

Cyber Criminals Continue to Use Spear-Phishing Attacks to Compromise Computer Networks

June 25, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (June 19, 2013)

June 19, 2013

Cyber Criminals Using Photo-Sharing Programs to Compromise Computers

May 30, 2013

IC3 2012 Internet Crime Report Released

May 14, 2013

Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers

May 8, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (May 2, 2013)

May 2, 2013

Boston Marathon Fraud

April 25, 2013

IC3 Scam Alerts (January 7, 2013)

January 7, 2013

Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

November 30, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (November 26, 2012)

November 26, 2012

Holiday Shopping Tips

November 20, 2012

Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

November 1, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (October 23, 2012)

October 23, 2012

Smartphone Malware Safety Tips

October 12, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (September 19, 2012)

September 19, 2012

Fraud Alert Cyber Criminals Targeting Financial Institution Employee Credentials to Conduct Wire Transfer Fraud

September 17, 2012

Lawyers' Identities Being Used For Fake Websites and Solicitations

September 14, 2012

Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

August 9, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (August 08, 2012)

August 8, 2012

Citadel Malware Delivers Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money

May 30, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (May 23, 2012)

May 23, 2012

IC3 2011 Annual Report on Internet Crime Released

May 11, 2012

Malware Installed on Travelers' Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections

May 5, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (April 20, 2012)

April 20, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (March 27, 2012)

March 27, 2012

U.S. Law Firms Continue to be the Target of a Counterfeit Check Scheme

March 12, 2012

Justice Department and FBI Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

March 8, 2012

New Variation on Telephone Collection Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans

February 21, 2012

IC3 Scam Alerts (February 17, 2012)

February 17, 2012

Timeshare Marketing Scams

January 25, 2012

Fraud Alert Involving E-mail Intrusions to Facilitate Wire Transfers Overseas

January 20, 2012

Joint FBI and DHS Public Service Announcement: Best Practices For Recovery From the Malicious Erasure of Files

January 20, 2012

Cyber Criminals Increasingly Exploit Vulnerabilities in Decentralized Finance Platforms to Obtain Cryptocurrency, Causing Investors to Lose Money

August 29, 2002