FBI pittsburgh

Michel Spingler / AP

FBI figures show a 107 percent increase from 2017 to 2018 in “Business Email Compromise” complaints, known as BEC, in the bureau’s Pittsburgh region. 

BECs occur when victims with access to company finances are convinced through phishing emails, phone calls or other methods that they are conducting a legitimate business transaction—but instead, the money ends up in accounts controlled by organized crime groups.

FBI Pittsburgh

On today’s program: The FBI’s Pittsburgh charged dozens of people, including a few Pittsburghers, with child trafficking; how one man tried and failed to change energy in America; where cars donated to nonprofits actually end up; voting machines still need to be updated, but there's still not a plan for how to do that; and the black beer festival Fresh Fest doubles in size for its second annual showing.

Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA

The FBI in Pittsburgh announced Thursday that a 400-year-old Geneva Bible stolen from the Carnegie Library in the 1990s is back in the Steel City.

Toby Talbot / AP

Opioid overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania dropped 43 percent in 2018 after several years of steady increases. Officials in the FBI-Pittsburgh field office credit the decrease to a coordinated effort that targets legal and illegal sellers of the drug, addiction treatment, and an increased accessibility to the overdose reversal medication naloxone.

Catherine Policicchio / FBI

A nine month-long FBI wiretap investigation resulted in the indictments of 28 Western Pennsylvania residents Wednesday morning. According to officials, they were members or associates of the West End gang "GBK" -- the Greenway Block Killers.