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Davidwarnold
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Posted - July 29 2003 :  04:40:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had credit card numbers hacked from my site. I informed the police, but they were reluctant to do anything about it or even record it. They considered it was an international crime and not for the local police. They didn’t even have a section on the police computer database to record the crime so they hid it under ‘Crime-Other’!
What should you do – what’s the legal positions?

Regards
from the UK

bluesky
VP-ASP Super User

302 Posts

Posted - July 30 2003 :  01:03:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I seem to remember there is section at www.police.co.uk for reporting non-urgent internet crime

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Davidwarnold
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Posted - July 30 2003 :  06:00:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
police.co.uk - no such site!

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bluesky
VP-ASP Super User

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Posted - July 30 2003 :  10:29:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.police.uk/

ok miss the .co , although the site appears to down for refurbishment they did at one point about a year ago have a section on Internet fraud and reporting it.

Also its my understanding that each Police Division has an Internet specialist , makes sense yes ........ you could try and track them down and see if they are interested..

Some time ago someone local to me used a dodgy credit card to order £900 worth of goods , the address for delivery was less than 10 miles away and the house appeared to be a drug den , I visited the local coppers who were less than interested but passed me on to the division specialist .... they took the details but indicated they were undermanned and underfunded and working on more serious cases so i reported it to the website also still thinking it would be an easy case for them but that was about a year ago with NIL follow up it appears .

I never did deliver the goods obviuosly so was not out of pocket and the particular website in question has no contact details so they had no idea they were trying to defraud a local company as far as i know but in the end I think it so common the police really struggle to even know where to start although if someone was caught in a shop with a credit card that was not theirs it would be an easy open and shut case

Paul

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Jill
VP-ASP Super User

USA
249 Posts

Posted - July 30 2003 :  11:58:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm posting a fraud statement on my site. Here is part of it. I haven't actually reported anything to them yet, so I don't know. But maybe it'll be worthwhile....

Because of the growing incidence of Internet fraud, both in the US and Internationally, the FBI has formed the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) to investigate and prosecute Internet fraud. The US and other countries are becoming very aggressive in finding and prosecuting this crime. Read their Press Release at http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/wn050800.asp

Who knows, there may be other sites out there that are trying to do something about this problem. At least, there ought to be.

Jill

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