On May 8, 2000, NW3C, the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Assistance jointly established the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) to provide the public with a convenient way to report online crime to law enforcement agencies nationwide. IFCC changed its name to the Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2003 to reflect its expanded mission in the fight against cyber crime.
Since its inception, IC3 has received and processed more than 2 million victim complaints. Today, IC3 is more than a repository for cyber crime victim complaints. Expert analysts provide key support to investigators of cyber crime. By continually adapting its methods to keep pace with emerging trends and technology, IC3 has become a vital resource for victims of online crime and for law enforcement who investigate and prosecute cyber criminals.