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What constitutes Cybercrime?


The FBI IC3.Gov defines cybercrime as, “...any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment/business opportunity schemes.  - Cybercrime Support Network

List of


  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) matters

  • Computer Intrusions (hacking)

  • Economic Espionage (Theft of Trade Secrets)

  • Online Extortion

  • International Money Laundering

  • Identity Theft

  • Cyberterrorism

  • Cyberwarfare

  • Cyberstalking (including posting personally identifiabe information publicly, with the intent to endanger, intimidate or humiliate)

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Fraud

  • Use of malicious automated software (such as botnets)

National Resources

  • ​Internet Crime Complaint Center File a complaint online at:  

  • Better Business Bureau Report suspicious email, phone call, website, business practice 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 276-0100


  • CyberTipLine Investigations cases of online sexual exploitation of children. 699 Prince Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175 Phone: (703) 224-2150 Fax: (703) 224-2122


  • Victims of fraud resources & fraud reporting. Phone: (202) 514-2000 Email:


  • US Department of Justice: Computer Crime Section 10th & Constitution Ave., NW John C. Keeney Building, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20530 Phone: (202) 514-1026Fax: (202) 514-6113


  • National Organization for Victim Assistance (website)



Federal Trade Commission:


  •     Deter, Detect, and Defend Against Identity Theft (website)



  • Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline: Toll Free: 1-877-ID-THEFT


  •  National Cyber Security

Alliance (website)


  • International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (website)



  • National Crime Victim Helpline, Stalking Resource Center (website): VictimConnect Resource Center


  • Phone & Text Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)





  • National Crime Victim Helpline, Stalking Resource Center (website):



  • VictimConnect Resource Center Phone & Text Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)





  • Security on Campus, Inc. (website)


  • National Center on Elder Abuse, Administration on Aging (website)


  • ​Toll Free: 1-800-677-1116



  • Toll Free Hotline:  1-888-373-7888


  • Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Child Trafficking (2017)




  • Security on Campus, Inc. (website)



  • National Center on Elder Abuse, Administration on Aging (website)


  • Toll Free: 1-800-677-1116






  • Toll Free Hotline:  1-888-373-7888

  • Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Child Trafficking (2017)


FBI / DOJ / Office for Victim Assistance (OVA)


Overview The Office for Victim Assistance (OVA) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive the services and notification as required by federal law and the Attorney General Guidelines on Victim and Witness Assistance. The OVA manages the day-to-day operational aspects of the Victim Assistance Program (VAP) in the 56 FBI field offices across the country as well as the FBI’s international offices. In addition, the OVA is responsible for providing training and information that helps to equip FBI agents and other FBI personnel to work effectively with victims.


The OVA is directly responsible for several special programs:

  • The Terrorism and Special Jurisdictions program provides emergency assistance to injured victims and families of victims murdered in terrorist attacks within the U.S. and outside the country and serves as a permanent point-of-contact for terrorism victims within the FBI.

  • The Child Pornography Victim Assistance program coordinates assistance and notification services for child victims of pornography and their guardians.


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