The FBI has launched a digital billboard campaign to raise public awareness of the bureau’s internet crime complaint center and its role as a platform to report online fraud and other cyber crimes to the agency.
The bureau’s IC3 works to notify consumers about cyber crimes through public service announcements and provides law enforcement officials access to the FBI’s complaint database through the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal, the FBI said Friday.
The FBI noted it deployed digital billboards at several FBI field offices in cities such as San Diego, New York City New Orleans to inform the public about IC3.
Such field offices have cyber task forces that take part in IC3’s Operation Wellspring program that aims to help state and local law enforcement authorities build up their cyber investigative functions, according to the FBI.
IC3 staff develop intelligence packages that seek to pinpoint criminal groups and identify trends in criminal activities through the Operation Wellspring initiative.