Category: FBI

COVID-19 SCAM: FBI Warns of Emerging Health Care Fraud Schemes Related to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about several emerging health care fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Criminals are actively manipulating the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage,” said Calvin A. Shivers, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “We ask all Americans to remain vigilant to avoid falling victim to these schemes.” […]

FBI’s IC3 2018 Report Shows Cyber-Enabled Crimes Responsible for Staggering $2.7 Billion in Financial Losses

The statistics gathered by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses in 2018.

Nationwide Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2018 Released, Crime Declined in First Half of Last Year

Preliminary statistics show declines in both violent crime and property crime in the first half of 2018 when compared to statistics from the first half of the previous year, according to the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, released today.

CRIME REPORT: 2017 Hate Crime Stats Released By FBI, Increase of 17 Percent Over Last Year

The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report, released today.

WATCH: FBI Reminds You to Think Before You Post, Hoax Threats are Serious Federal Crimes

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is paramount, and the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners always respond to each threat.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, FBI To Offer Weekly Tips To Protect Yourself

Connected devices are essential to our professional and personal lives, and criminals have gravitated to these platforms as well. Many common crimes—like theft, fraud, harassment, and abuse—are now carried out online, using new technologies and tactics.