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The FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection investigates and enforces matters related to activities that may be classified as cybercrime. It has several divisions that focus primarily on different aspects of the FTC’s consumer protection mission.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection is composed of six divisions, which target different substantive areas for enforcement and outreach purposes. The divisions routinely coordinate initiatives and share resources to most efficiently and effectively further the consumer protection mission. Its resources include headquarter staff and staff located at eight regional offices that investigate and bring a variety of consumer protection and competition cases and engage in outreach efforts.

In addition, the Criminal Liaison Unit coordinates for all of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s divisions with criminal law enforcement agencies across the U.S. to encourage the prosecution of criminal fraud.

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