Resources

 

These scam resources and links may be helpful to you, especially if you believe you have been a victim of a scam.


Federal Trade Commission - an independent agency of the United States government that promotes consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anti-competitive business practices


Better Business Bureau - [BBB] a private business franchise of local BBB organizations who foster a fair and effective marketplace so buyers and sellers can trust each other. They alert the public to frauds against consumers and businesses


Consumer Protection - a great resource for protecting consumers


FBI - list of common scams


Safe Shopping - helps you order safely while shopping online


Identity Theft - a government resource on identity theft


Identity Theft - File a Complaint - file a complaint with the FTC if you believe you have been a victim of identity theft


Cybercrime - is the website of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice


Internet Crime Complaint Centre - [IC3] a place for victims to report cyber crime


National Consumers League on Phishing - fraud information center for reporting phishing


Fraud.org - Consumer project of the above National Consumers League.


Anti-Phishing Working Group [APWG] - is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types


Anti-Phishing Working Group Advice - how to avoid phishing


Spam Information - the FTC's information on spam emails and unwanted calls.

US Securities and Exchange Commission - Useful advice for online investments, investment frauds, etc.


United States National Do Not Call Registry - [File a Complaint] allows United States consumers to limit telemarketing calls they receive. This site is for filing a complaint


National Do Not Call Registry - gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home


Craigslist - information on scams


Western Union - security advice


Moneygram - security advice



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