|The Financial and Cyber Crimes Bureau focuses on the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes. The Bureau investigates economic crimes involving money laundering, identity theft, bank fraud, tax fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, consumer fraud, commercial bribery, and a variety of complex theft schemes. The Bureau leads the New Jersey Anti-Money Laundering Task Force, with law enforcement liaisons throughout the state and key partnerships with various financial institutions and organizations. The Bureau is also responsible for asset forfeiture, seizing and forfeiting millions of dollars each year.
The Bureau investigates various sophisticated high-tech computer crimes, including network intrusions, denials of service, malware, and other forms of cyber attacks. Importantly, the Bureau prioritizes child exploitation and investigations of online child predators. The Bureau works with the State Police computer crimes units and other cyber task forces, including participating in the New Jersey Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.