The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. But crooks also recognize the potentials of cyberspace. The same scams that have been conducted by mail and phone can now be found on the World Wide Web and in email, and new cyber scams are emerging daily. It’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between reputable online sellers and criminals who use the Internet to rob people. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the danger signs of fraud. If you are a victim or attempted victim of Internet fraud, it’s important to report the scam quickly so that law enforcement agencies can shut the fraudulent operations down.
The links below will provide you with information and tips on recognizing and avoiding Internet fraud and some of the many scams being tried.
- Consumer Affairs: Court Shuts Down Huge Internet Fraud ‘Cramming’ Operation (boxofmeat.net)
- IID Joins NCFTA and Microsoft’s Internet Fraud Alert Program (eon.businesswire.com)
- Consumer Fraud in The United States (creditloan.com)
- Cyber Crime Costs / Cybercrime Losses (brighthub.com)