Electronic Crimes

When you hear “electronic crimes,” most criminal defense attorneys think of cases involving the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force. The U.S. Secret Service National Computer Forensics Institute trains state or local law enforcement officers.

Across the county, the ECTF has been involved in the arrests of more than 10,000 individuals. ECTF focused on investigating attacks on the nation’s financial and critical infrastructures. ECTF field investigations meet one of the following criteria:

  • involvement of organized criminal groups involving multiple districts or transnational organizations
  • significant economic or community impact
  • use of schemes involving new technology

The criminal investigations conducted by ECTF include the following types of crimes:

  • access device fraud
  • bank fraud
  • computer generated counterfeit currency
  • computer system intrusions and cyber-attacks
  • identity theft
  • Internet threats
  • Internet-related child pornography and exploitation
  • phishing/spoofing
  • telecommunications fraud
  • virus and worm proliferation

Attorneys for Electronic Crimes in Tampa, FL

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients accused of a wide range of financial and computer-based crimes. We work with investigative and forensics experts in complex white collar crime cases.

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm are prepared to fight allegations of electronic and computer crimes in Tampa, FL, and throughout the Tampa Bay area.  We have additional offices in Clearwater in Pinellas County and New Port Richey in Pasco County, FL.

Contact us to discuss your case. Call 813-250-0500.

Additional Resources

Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) Program – The Secret Service has created a group of partnerships to combat cybercrime using information sharing, technical expertise, training, and coordinated investigations. The ECTF has 40 offices with more than 350 academic partners, 2,500 international, federal, state and local law enforcement partners, and 4,000 private sector partners.

This article was last updated on Friday, May 26, 2023.