The U.S. Secret Service relaunched its Most Wanted Fugitives page on the agency’s website. Featuring the latest available information on these wanted fugitives, the website encourages the public to submit any relevant information they may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Secret Service has a long and storied history of safeguarding America’s financial and payment systems from criminal exploitation. The agency was created in 1865 to combat the rise of counterfeit currency following the Civil War. As the U.S. financial system has evolved – from paper currency to plastic credit cards to digital information – so too have the Secret Service’s investigative responsibilities.
Cybercrime remains an enduring threat to the security of the nation’s financial infrastructure. Cybercriminals quickly shift their activity based on emerging opportunities to steal and launder funds using any tactics, techniques and procedures available to them.
To address this continued shift in criminality, the Secret Service operates a network of Cyber Fraud Task Forces (CFTF), a public-private partnership with law enforcement agencies at every level, prosecutors, the private sector and academia. The mission of the Secret Service CFTFs is to prevent, detect and mitigate complex cyber-enabled financial crimes, with the ultimate goal of arresting and convicting the most harmful perpetrators.