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  • Internet Crime Complaint Center *Cool Site* - A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Alerts for consumers and easy-to-use reporting mechanism for fraud. Formerly the Internet Fraud Complaint Center.
  • Antiscam.net - Information about avoiding scams involving Eastern European women, especially Russian ones.
  • Artists Against 419 - Covering advanced fee fraud scams and fake banks.
  • The Best Scams - A guide to various scams and fraudulent operations.
  • Carbuyingtips.com - Fraud Guide - Consumer guide to preventing and fighting eBay, escrow, auto, internet, cashiers check, and Nigerian scams. Tips on how to spot phony escrow companies and report the scammers.
  • Cyber Criminals Most Wanted - Overview of cyber criminal activity that includes safety, security, viruses, scams, filtering, encryption, hackers and government legislation.
  • Cybercrime - Computer crime section of the Department of Justice contains links relating to internet commerce, intellectual property crimes, cybercrimes and general information.
  • Digital Age Fraud - Covers so called "spam charges" to credit cards a string of international fraudsters.
  • Easy Background Check - Modeling company background check website.
  • Email Scams Info - An archive of fraudulent emails.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes - Describes scams to avoid, most of which are internet-related.
  • FraudWatchers.Org - An archive of various scams and fraudulent activities, plus a multilingual support forum.
  • GPTBoycott.com - Identifies "Get-Paid-To" websites that don't live up to their promises.
  • Hoaxes, Scams and Rip-offs - Basics on hoaxes, scams and rip-offs on the internet. How to spot them and where to report them. Useful links
  • Hoaxkill - Lists and links identifying Internet virus hoaxes, chain letters, urban legends, parodies of hoaxes, and discussion forum.
  • How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams - Securities and Exchange Commission information about investment fraud.
  • Internet Fraud - Department of Justice site includes information defining Internet fraud, what to do about it, and where to go to get more information.
  • Internet ScamBusters - Extensive information on fraud, scams, hoaxes, urban legends and credit card fraud. Free e-zine and reports.
  • An Introduction to Internet Fraud - A introduction explaining many aspects of fraud on the internet.
  • Junk Email - Resource site for dealing with e-mail scams.
  • Money Laundering Fraud - Tracks current fraudulent "money mule" operations operated through the Internet.
  • National Fraud Information Center - Provides a page devoted to Internet fraud.
  • RipOffs.org - Moderated complaints service covering consumer interests, government and politics.
  • Scam Victims United - Information on scams and support from other victims.
  • ScamZone.NET - An archive of scam letters and techniques plus a discussion forum.
  • Spam: Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet - Links to government, advocacy, and watchdog groups accepting consumer complaints about Internet fraud and scams.
  • Stop-scammers - Information on dating fraud plus an archive of emails, documents and pictures. Membership required for some features.
  • Tabatha Marshall - A catalog of alleged bogus job offers and phishing attempts. Includes a comment board.
  • VMyths - Extensive resource for identifying and debunking computer virus hoaxes and myths.
  • Web Host Scams - Outlines things one should watch out for when signing up with a web host.
  • WebAssured - Consumer protection service site provides means to register complaints, free ShopAssured download alerts shoppers when entering e-commerce site, free reports on business's consumer performance.



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