The woman in charge of policing online fraud in the UK plans to use the first operational year of the new Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) to make the case for more funding. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Janet Williams, the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on e-crime, said this week the PCeU wanted more than the £3. …
Reporting an "e-Crime"? anyone ever found out WHO to report and "e-Crime" to? anyone EVER get any kind of resolution?
I see a problem here..
"She added that the new group of 50 e-crime investigators would aim in its first year to demonstrate the impact of online fraud on the public and business. "I believe that if we can measure the harm... we will prove our case to expand."
Government organizations spend more time trying to prove their worth than proving their worth.
...terrorism has returned to its normal low levels pre-9/11, yet we're pouring £12b into that and no more into crimes that happen every day? Good job guys. Good job.
Hit them where it hurts, Ma'am.
Because of the meagre funding allowance, it would then be best to concentrate on the most productive and lucrative areas of investigation and the ones most likely to have the biggest positive impact ........ the dodgy dealings in Government with Banking. Hell, we even have an unelected Prime Minister pimping for them in foreign lands on Public Money whenever the Virtual World allows Instant Communication with whoever would want to listen to his waffle, and at practically Zero Cost . What on earth does he think he is doing?
It's a Veritable Aladdins Cave of Untold Riches and Slushy Deals, and most evident too.
You know it makes Sense. But try not to do a Yates, it does not do the Force any good to be seen to be so ...... well, let's just leave that hanging there, for the truth to be thought about.
They would have plenty of money if they would stop sending so much to those guys in Nigeria.
Half the problem is that "they" often don't even know what is classified as an eCrime. It's all about appearances and PR these days.
tricky one for the paymasters
They have to give the police enough dosh to investigate credit card scams, sorry, I mean "identity fraud", but not enough to be able to investigate Phorm-like activities.
Good greif woman
Just tell them you need it for "Internet Surveillance" to help you track down paedo's, they'll throw gobs of cash your way then.