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Computer Crimes Unit

COMMERCIAL CRIMES DIVISION - CYBER CRIMES SECTION


WHAT WE INVESTIGATE:

Investigations-

The Cyber Crimes Section (CCS) Investigations Unit handles crimes related to 502(c) of the California Penal Code.  These include Unlawful Computer Access, Hacking, Theft of Data, Network Intrusion and Denial of Service Attacks.  CCS Investigators are Task Force Officers with the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force.  Additionally, CCS handles the more complex and/or high dollar value Internet cyber fraud cases (Over $10,000).

Forensics-

The CCS Forensics Unit is responsible for complex digital forensics investigations for Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).  The Forensics Unit assists LAPD Investigators with criminal cases. The CCS Digital Forensics Examiners are Task Force Officers with the United States Secret Service Digital Evidence Forensics Labs.  Digital forensic examinations include, but are not limited to; cell phones, computers, hard drives, external flash drives, memory cards, digital cameras, drones, gaming devices, and virtually any electronic device capable of storing electronic media.

REPORTING CYBER CRIMES:

If you live in or have a business in The City of Los Angeles and are the victim of a cyber computer related crime, the Los Angeles Police Department will be happy to take a crime report for you or direct you to the proper agency.  If the report needs to be forwarded to another jurisdiction, we will do that as well.  If you are in need of a police report, please search www.lapdonline.org to find your LAPD Community Police Station telephone number and reporting procedures.

Alternatively, if you believe the crime is not the responsibility of the LAPD and may rest within the jurisdiction of a separate state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction, you may file an online report at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) website at https://www.ic3.gov.


CURRENT INFORMATION ON INTERNET CYBER SCAMS:

For the latest and most up to date information on computer scams, please go to the following internet sites:

Federal Bureau of Investigation: https://www.ic3.gov

Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov