IC3 Law and Legal Definition
IC3 means the Internet Crime Complaint Center. It is an agency which was established as a partnership between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The IC3 serves as a central hub to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints relating to cyber crimes. The IC3 uses an easy reporting system that facilitates victims in reporting. This system alerts authorities regarding the rapidly expanding occurrences of cyber crime.
The IC3 receives internet related criminal complaints and refers them to the federal, state, local, or international law enforcement agencies.
Online complaints may be lodged by the victims or third parties. The following information must be provided while filing an online complaint: complainant’s name, mailing address, and telephone number; name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you; specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded; any other relevant information needed to support your complaint.