Financial Crimes
Intelligence Center

About the FCIC

The Texas Financial Crimes Intelligence Center (FCIC) is the statewide fusion center that coordinates Law Enforcement Investigations for various types of Organized Financial Crimes.

The FCIC is staffed by Law Enforcement Officers and Analysts with extensive experience investigating financial and organized crimes. The majority of financial crimes are also organized crime. These crimes include Gas Pump Skimming, ATM Skimming, Point of Sale Skimming, Check Forgery, Fuel Theft, and numerous other types of organized financial crimes. The FCIC works with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the financial, fuel, and retail industries to protect consumers, and the Texas economy. The FCIC also develops and provides training to Law Enforcement and industry partners in order to prevent, identify, and investigate these crimes.

What is a skimmer?

A skimmer is an electronic device that criminals can attach to the inside or outside of a Gas Pump, ATM, or Point of Sale terminal. A skimmer's only purpose is to intercept and record payment card information when a customer initiates a card transaction. The stolen card information is then used in various ways to facilitate other crimes.

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