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Beware of Online Scalpers!
by, http://www.netscalped.com/fraudlinks.html
Presented to you by UNEC Cyber Community

Here are just a few sites that can provide some useful help in avoiding online scalpers. Our goal is to give you fresh links to some of the most useful sites on the net. Whether they’re government, business, or non-profit, these sites provide some great info on avoiding internet scams, hoaxes, and rip-offs.

If you find dead links, or are aware of other links along these lines, let us know! Also let UNEC Cyber Community know (be explicit)!
 

Internet Scam, Fraud, & Hoax Resources

Fraud Bureau

Fraud Bureau alerts online consumers and investors of prior complaints relating to online vendors including sellers at online auctions and to provide consumers, investors and users with information and news on how to safely surf, shop and invest on the net.
 

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission:  Investor Alerts 

"Get the facts on how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.  Be wary of swindlers and scam artists. To learn more about how to avoid costly mistakes and fraud, read the SEC’s "Investor Alerts."  These publications will help you spot trouble before you lose money."

Don't Be a Victim of Fraud
Tips on how to safeguard yourself against scams.  Indiana State Representative Charlie Brown (D-Gary) provides this publication on his web site.  You will need Acrobat Reader to view it.

 

Fraud on the Internet
From the FBI.  Covers basics of Internet Auction Fraud, Non-Delivery of Merchandise, Credit Card Fraud, Investment Fraud, Business Fraud, and Nigerian Letter Scam.
 
Plain Talk About Online Investing
From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  A speech by SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt that's worth reading if you're thinking about investing your money online.
 

Federal Trade Commission's
Top Ten Dot Cons

"Dot Con? Dot Con.

Con artists have gone high-tech, using new technology to peddle traditional scams. Scam artists can be just a click away."

IRS Consumer Alerts
The IRS "Dirty Dozen" and more.  IRS's latest advice on avoiding tax scams and identity theft.

 
 

FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center 

"The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).  IFCC's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation."

 

Browse our resource pages (in www.netscalped.com) to learn more about the most common internet activities and how they can be safely navigated to avoid internet fraud.  You'll find current news headlines with links to full-length articles, quick links to related information, and tips on how to find details: 
 

· Internet Scam, Fraud, Hoax

Fraud & hoaxes are rampant on the internet, and it's tough to tell what's a scam. Avoid getting "scalped" by scams, hoaxes, and fraud.

· Online Auctions

You can find, buy, or sell just about anything online.  What are the most common types of fraud, and how can you avoid them?

· Online Legal Issues

The internet raises new legal questions everyday as it continues to chart new territory.  Find out what the issues are and how they affect you.

· Virus Warnings

New viruses are being created every day, and ways they can be spread are multiplying too.  They affect more than just your computer.  

· Personal Data Privacy

Identity theft is a growing problem--the FTC hotline receives over 1,000 identity theft reports every week.  How do you prevent it, how can you fight it?

· Online Casinos & Gambling

It's controversial, but online betting is growing at a tremendous rate.  Is it legal?  What are the chances of fraud, who gets the money?

· Computer Security

Why do you need a firewall, what's the best way to deal with pop up windows, what is adware, and who would want to hijack your computer?   

· Online Brokers

Trading stocks online has never been easier, but there are risks.  How can investors make informed decisions about where to put their money?

· E-Commerce News

Shopping online is easy and fun.  It's also easy to expose yourself to scams.  How do you find the best stuff and avoid the worst of the internet?

· Internet Around The World

Just a collection of views from around the world.  Links to travel and vacation sites, along with some of our favorite foreign language tools.

· Online Banking

It's convenient and efficient, but you can lose money, and identity theft is an issue.  Find out how to protect yourself.

· Cool Sites!

This page has nothing to do at all with internet fraud, but we thought it was cool.  The sites change every day, so check back often to see what's new.

 

Internet Safety Group: NetSafe
"NetSafe is the program of New Zealand’s Internet Safety Group (ISG).  The ISG has been designated the Ministry of Education’s ‘agent of choice’ for Internet safety education in New Zealand."  Includes info on internet scams, fraud, and related issues.

Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud
Federal Trade Commission provides valuable information on credit fraud, how to avoid it, and how to report it if it happens to you!

econsumer.gov

"econsumer.gov will provide a new tool to allow countries to work together to make the Internet safer for consumers across the globe."
- FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky

DoJ Internet Fraud

Department of Justice's internet fraud site explains internet fraud, what DoJ is doing about it, and offers info on how to tell if you're being scammed and how to report it.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Latest Scams
Every day, the RCMP receives questions, comments, and complaints about fraud. In response, the Economic Crime Branch has created the LATEST SCAMS page which will feature tips and information about the most current and most popular frauds operating in Canada.

National Fraud Information Center & Internet Fraud Watch

National Consumer League website. Information about internet fraud, includes an online complaint form.  Updated fraud statistics for 2003.

Crimes of Persuasion

How Con Artists Will Steal Your Savings and Inheritance Through Telemarketing Fraud, Investment Schemes and Consumer Scams

Netscams

Provides a forum for posting info on internet scams.  Featured in a recent USA Today article!

Hoaxbusters

Part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Computer Incident Advisory Center (CIAC) hosts the Hoaxbusters site.  CIAC was established in 1989 to serve the DOE Community. The mission of CIAC is to apply cybersecurity expertise to prevent, detect, react to and recover from cyber incidents for the U.S. DOE and other national stakeholders.

California Department of Corporations

Fighting Internet "Cyber Investment Fraud."
Since 1994, California has been working with the other states through the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to alert the public to the risks of investing through the Internet or investing in Internet products or services.

ScamWatch

ScamWatch claims to provide internet users with complete fraud protection services. Looks like a cool site—lots of info here! 

The Scam Reporter

Includes the “scam of the week” plus links to back issues.

Internet-101.com

“This site was designed to educate you about the latest happenings in all areas of Anti-Virus, Hoax, Myth, Fraud, Chain Letter and Anti-Spam occurring on the Internet.” 

SafeKids.com

If you have kids who use the interne

t, this site has tips & hints on how to protect them from net-predators. Worth a look.

Internet Scams Ezine

“The business opportunist's protection against online fraud” 

Urban Legends and Folklore

Current Netlore: Internet Hoaxes, Email Rumors and Urban Legends

More Resources: We search the net looking for the best links to websites, software, and advice on how to avoid and report internet time-wasters and rip-offs.  You'll find dozens of links to government websites, non-profit organizations, and free consumer protection sites like ours.

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