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Why US police would rather pass the buck when it comes to cybercrime

They lack training in how to investigate and prosecute and are short on staff.

Many cybercrimes in the US are actually committed by small-time crooks already known to the cops. Yet because of limited skills and resources, no supervisor will let a cop investigate a crime he knows will not be prosecuted. It is not even considered "real" police work.


IMAGINE calling your local police after you have been mugged and being told: "Sorry, muggings are complicated. We don't handle those. Try the FBI."

That is exactly what happens every day when Americans call their local police to report online bank fraud, tax-return fraud...

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