Economic Crimes Unit
The Economic Crimes Unit (ECU) investigates reports of embezzlement, financial elder abuse, fraudulent checks, credit card crimes, and identity theft. ECU personnel develop and maintain professional relationships with businesses, financial institutions, and retail establishments to assist them in crime prevention and target-hardening efforts.
The following links provide information about reporting economic crimes:
- Fraudulent checks
- Major fraud/embezzlement
- Internet fraud
- Current fraud schemes
- California Department of Consumer Affairs
Internet fraud involves transactions initiated via the Internet. This includes credit card fraud, investment fraud, Nigerian letter scams, business fraud, and non-delivery of merchandise. If you feel you are a victim of Internet fraud, you need to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The website to file the complaint is www.ic3.gov. The site also contains fraud prevention tips and detailed information regarding Internet fraud. The IC3 will process the complaint and forward a copy to the law enforcement agency where the suspect resides. Ultimately, the agency where the suspect resides will handle the investigation.