Reporting Computer Crimes
The Wells Police Department encourages citizens to report computer crime. Computer crimes are those in which a computer is used as an instrument in committing, or assisting in the commission of a crime, or in which the computer is a target of a criminal act.
Computer and Internet crimes are constantly evolving and the Wells Police Department maintains updated resources in the field of computer crime and computer crime prevention. For additional resources about computer crime please email Detective Todd Bayha.
Types of Computer Crimes
Crimes involving computers include, but are not limited to:
Harassing Email or Instant Messages
Theft / Fraud, including auction fraud, ponzi schemes, and Nigerian fraud schemes
Identity Theft and Phishing
Criminal Invasion of Computer Privacy
Soliciting a Child by a Computer to Commit a Prohibited Act