On Gammel Køge Landevej, Copenhagen is 41 police officers, 2 public prosecutors and 26 civilian employees gathered in a new center with the goal of chasing scammers on the net. And the reviews are flowing into a steady stream.
Since the centre was put into operation in the beginning of december until new year's eve, received LCIK, which is the name of the center, 1451 reviews about the fraud and deception committed on the internet, informs the national Police.
the Aim of the centre is to strengthen the efforts against netsvindel, and the idea is that the centre can more easily chain cases from across the country together, than it would have happened, if the 12 police districts each had to deal with the cases.
- We have recently seen an example of the 49 citizens, who had all acted in the same Danish webshop without receiving the ordered goods, tells vicepolitiinspektør Trine Møller, who is the leader of the LCIK, in a press release.
- We linked the cases, and got quickly created an overview. Because the citizens were from nine different police districts, it could – before the creation of the LCIK - otherwise have taken longer, before the cases were linked together, and that could be addressed to the offender, she says.
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the Inventory of the first reviews shows that almost half of them is about trading on the web, while a sixth is about abuse of credit card information.
the Centre will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday afternoon. This involves both the minister of justice, mr Søren Pape Poulsen (K), rigspolitichef Jens Henrik Højbjerg and police commissioner Anne Tønnes.
the Latter is commander in chief of the Copenhagen Police, where the Nationwide Center for it-related economic crime - it is this which becomes the acronym LCIK - administrative is anchored.
But the centre is going to operate all 12 police districts in the country.
the Citizens are given the opportunity to notify netsvindel via the police website. The reviews are to LCIK. Should the police districts receive reviews, they must be sent to LCIK.
in the Future, the centre, namely to be responsible for the initial handling and investigation in all cases of computer-related economic crime.
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