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Financial and Computer Crime Task Force

Coordinator: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Established:
September 2001

Sub-groups:
• Credit Card Fraud (Romania)
• Cyber Crime (Romania)
• Money Laundering (Republic of Moldova)
• Intellectual Property (Republic of Bulgaria)
• Counterfeit Currency (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

MAIN ACTIVITIES

2016

Financial and Computer Crime Task Force Meeting, 13-14 October 2016, Ohrid/ Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2015

Financial and Computer Crime Task Force Regional Meeting, 20-21 October 2015, Ohrid/ Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Regional Conference on Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Other Forms of Cyber Enabled Crime, 29 June 3 July 2015, Bucharest/Romania

2014

Conference on Illicit Financial Flows, 27-28 November 2014, Bucharest/ Romania

2013

Regional Meeting on Cyber Crime and Credit Cards Fraud

2010

18 meetings and operational activities at international level

Joint Investigations

7 joint investigations were supported by SECI Center under the umbrella of Financial and Computer Crime Task Force.

Joint investigation among Romania and Moldova on counterfeit Euro currency


2009

Financial and Computer Crime Task Force Meeting, 10-11 March, Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

9 international meetings and operational activities

One week training on Counterfeit Documents and Credit Card Fraud was organized in May 2009 by FBI at the Training Center in Skopje.

Joint Investigations

6 joint investigations were initiated.

2008

11 operational meetings, conferences and trainings
FBI/SECI Center Organized Crime Training

Joint Investigations

A total number of 16 joint investigations were developed under the umbrella of Financial and Computer Crime Task Force.


Background

In order to develop the most effective cooperation for law enforcement, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia initiated the establishment of a Financial Crime Task Force. The first meeting was held during January 31st- February 1st 2002 in Skopje.
The Task Force was reorganized in 2004, when 5 sub-groups were established:

  1. counterfeit currency
  2. plastic card fraud
  3. cyber crime
  4. intellectual property theft
  5. money laundering

The Task Force focuses its efforts in supporting the joint investigations in the field, upon the requests coming from the member countries, the joint investigations became a very good practice among the SECI Center member countries.