Crime and Law

Andrea Day reports on an international extortion scheme where callers convince victims that their son or daughter has been taken and demand money to save them.

It’s called virtual kidnapping and it is spreading. The extortion scheme is so effective that many terrified people fall victim to it. Callers convince victims that their son or daughter has been taken and demand money to save them.

Drug dealers are using bitcoin to finance the deadly wave of fentanyl flooding into the country from overseas. We follow the money from Main Street to the dark web and show how the cryptocraze allows drugs to get delivered right to your doorstep.

Boat engine theft — specifically of Yamaha engines — is on the rise. And it’s difficult to catch the thieves.

Think Nigerian scams are unsophisticated? Think again!

Ex-Comverse chief Kobi Alexander has agreed to return to the U.S. to face decade-old charges in a wide-ranging stock option scandal.

Take a deep dive into the underworld of drugs and money laundering as this ex-undercover agent explains how he infiltrated the Medellin drug cartel.

U.S. officials revealed to NBC News that they have taken part in two global meetings about the Panama Papers to plan how to use the huge trove of leaked documents to catch criminals

Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS banker who blew the whistle on tax dodges, told CNBC he believes the CIA may be behind the Panama Papers leak.

Bradley Birkenfeld was released from federal prison in August 2012 after serving 2½ years for his role as a Swiss banker hiding millions of dollars for wealthy American clients. Five weeks later, he found himself in the kitchen of a small rental house in Raymond, New Hampshire. At that moment, Birkenfeld was an ex-con. He …

When he learned he was under criminal investigation by the FBI, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli could have kept a low profile and gone to the Caribbean. Instead, he went on CNBC — and kept himself in the media spotlight for months. Shkreli, who was arrested Thursday morning on securities fraud charges, has effectively waved …

California’s lucrative nut business is increasingly a target of sophisticated crime rings, and losses from cargo heists and a spike in thefts have led the industry and law enforcement to call an emergency summit. “It’s not like the movies, where they just pull up and take the truck full of pistachios at gunpoint and then …

Sales of several popular Volkswagen models are suspended as the Department of Justice reportedly targets the automaker in a criminal investigation.

Phil LeBeau tells us the details of the deal that General Motors made with the Department of Justice over its handling of those deadly ignition switch defects.

The world of cyber hacking is entering a new and dangerous front.