The National Trading Standards eCrime Team investigates a wide range of e-crimes, online scams and rip-offs of national significance, using the expertise of specialist trading standards officers.

These officers can run national level 3 investigations in their own right as well as directly support local Trading Standards officers with their own e-crime investigations.

The investigation of digital media can yeild recovered data from just about any type of computer file existing or deleted. Such evidence can be vital in identifying criminal activity.

The internet, computer networks and automated data systems present rogue traders and scammers with many opportunities to run online scams and rip-offs or to commit internet frauds of many types. Then when you add the fact that technology now plays such an increasingly important part of our lives, you understand the huge challenges facing by digital investigators.