Investigating International Cybercrimes

The past two decades brought rapid advancement in technology and placed Internet access in the homes of most families in the United States as well as many homes in other countries, and digital connectedness is a key element in the modern international economy. As a result, physical borders are less relevant to commerce and to crime. Cybercriminals are defrauding victims the world over at a current estimate of U.S. $67 billion dollars annually; that is $7.6 million of fraud per hour. U.S. law enforcement’s Internet Crime Complaint Center receives approximately 22,000 complaints per month.