Reporting Computer, Internet-Related, or Intellectual Property Crime
- Computer intrusion (i.e. hacking) (Outside links)
- 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)
This guide is contained in Appendix C of the Report of the Department of Justice's Intellectual Property Task Force (October 2004) (PDF). The guide also contains the following checklists for reporting intellectual property crime to law enforcement:
The IPR Coordination Center's responsibilities include:
- Reporting Intellectual Property Crime
- Copyright piracy (e.g., software, movie, sound recordings)
- Trademark counterfeiting
- Theft of trade secrets
- "Reporting Intellectual Property Crime: A Guide for Victims of Counterfeiting, Copyright Infringement, and Theft of Trade Secrets" (PDF)
- Other Government Initiatives to Combat Cybercrime
The stopfakes.gov website provides information to consumers and businesses on intellectual property, including information on how to report trade in fake goods.
- National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
- Coordinating U.S. government domestic and international law enforcement activities involving IPR issues.
- Serving as a collection point for intelligence provided by private industry, as well as a channel for law enforcement to obtain cooperation from private industry (in specific law enforcement situations).
- Integrating domestic and international law enforcement intelligence with private industry information relating to IPR crime, and disseminating IPR intelligence for appropriate investigative and tactical use.
- Developing enhanced investigative, intelligence and interdiction capabilities.
- Serving as a point of contact regarding IPR law enforcement related issues.