You are working for a branch of the U.S. international criminal justice system. You have been given your chosen case to review by senior leadership. Provide a case analysis to determine the scope and complexity of the work needed to successful. Use the case below to complete the case analysis. This investigative report serves as a debrief and update on the status of your case and also serves as a formal check for resources needed and support you may need as the field office agent. Conclude your analysis with a short paragraph stating whether you believe the investigation and prosecution of this case was performed effectively. Include your recommendations for how the case could have been handled differently to produce a more desirable outcome.
Paper must be min. 10-12 pages and New Times Roman and 12pt double spaced the references below must be used
Purchase order Scam
What started as a scheme to deceive office supply stores has grew into a compoundof crimeswhich would cost merchants around the country millions of dollars the Nigerian cyber criminals committing the fraud had setup and advertised as an at home businessor personal website to get the unsuspicious user to be a coconspirators (The FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation 2014). FBI investigators are identifying it as purchase order fraud and the criminals are clever. This was all conducted online or by telephone the criminals would deceive merchants into thinking they were fromareal business or corporation even some were setup a educational organizations and want to purchase products. The retailers thought they were filling orders for well-known customers however the merchandises was sent to other addresses in which the clueless at-home Internet users were told to re- sending the merchandise to Nigeria (The FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation 2014).
The FBI Investigators found that more than 85 businesses and universities nationally had their identities used to commit the crime. About 400 genuine or attempted occurrences were directed to about 250 retailers and approximately $5 million were lost (The FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation 2014). As more of the investigation continued more information was found by the FBI; the criminals setup up fake websites and email accounts to look like the real business that would make then virtually undistinguishable (The FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation 2014).
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