National unit to fight internet fraud

27th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

National unit to fight internet fraud

27 August 2007

BRUSSELS – The federal police are setting up a national unit to combat internet fraud. The unit will primarily address the large number of complaints of minor fraud that the courts are currently forced to throw out.

The new investigation unit will be housed at the Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU) of the federal police.

"There have been many cases of minor damages reported, like swindling cases involving a few hundred euros," says Luc Beirens, head of the FCCU. "Often the public prosecution department decides not to further investigate these minor cases, especially if the perpetrators are abroad."

The new Internet Fraud Unit will collect all these cases and record them. "They will look for connections to unmask the organisations behind these incidents. We will use our international contacts in this process. The aim is to reduce the incidence of internet fraud," Beirens said.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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