Avoiding Fraud

Following are some useful websites for avoiding or reporting fraud on the Internet and off. 

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OnGuardOnLine.gov

Scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe each year. Being on guard online can help you maximize the benefits of the internet and minimize your chance of being defrauded. Learn how to recognize common scams and what you can do to avoid them.

FBI

FBI E-Scams and Warnings

Getting educated and taking a few basic steps may well keep you from becoming a victim of crime and fraud—and save you a great deal of time and trouble.


USA.gov

The best way to fight internet fraud is to learn how to avoid becoming a victim. However, if you become a victim, there is help available. Here is a list of official government web resources to help you report and learn about internet fraud.


PrivacyAwarenessWeek

How aware are you about your risks of ID theft?

AARP

Scams don’t happen just on the Internet!

Federal Trade Commission

This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights.
 

C/net

Tips on avoiding Internet scams from the online tech magazine C/NET.