Wednesday, August 17, 2011

UK - One Scottish police force will accept reporting of crimes using Facebook

[bbc] Criminals can now be reported to the police on Facebook under a new scheme launched by Lothian and Borders Police.

The 'Made From Crime' initiative will allow internet users to report their concerns online, anonymously if they wish, through an advert on the site.

It is the first scheme of its kind in Scotland, and has the backing of the Scottish government, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

It makes use of the Proceeds of Crime Act, allowing officers to seize assets.

Crime to be reported to police on Facebook

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