5 Dec 2011

Internet crime website to be launched for Pacific users

11:21 am on 5 December 2011

A website where the Pacific's internet users can report online crime is to be launched out of Samoa.

The Cook Islands Police Commissioner says the new website is the second phase of the Cyber Safety Pacifica programme, which is just been implemented in Rarotonga.

Maara Tetava says most Pacific communities have only had access to the internet in recent years and the programme aims to educate them about associated risks.

He says the website will be run by the Pacific Transnational Crime Unit.

"The Australian Federal Police are working hard on developing that website and it will be hosted from Samoa and that will be the hub for reporting and recording anything untoward that people in the Pacific may have."