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Operation Cyber Sweep was launched in response to an increase in the reporting of Internet-related complaints to federal agencies. The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) – a joint project of the FBI and the National White-Collar Crime Center – reported that in the first nine months of 2003, it referred 58,392 Internet-related fraud complaints to law enforcement. In contrast, in all of calendar year 2002, the IFCC referred about 48,000 Internet-related fraud complaints to law enforcement. The FTC reported that more than one-third of the 218,000 fraud complaints it received in 2002 were Internet-related fraud complaints. Pictured on the patch is the United States Congressional Medal of Honor. One of the investigations of internet fraud involved the sale of fraudulent medals on the internet auction site eBay. .
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wayne Alexander, and Steve Petro