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  • Internet Fraud Complaint Center: 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.
  • Organization created to stop phishing and email scams. News archive, reporting, and resources.
  • Information about avoiding scams involving Eastern European women, especially Russian ones.
  • Auction Deadbeats: Online Auctioneer's list of deadbeat bidders.
  • - 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.
  • Catching Online Traders In A Web of Lies: An article describing the growing problem of internet stock fraud including recent "pump and dump" scams.
  • 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.
  • Direct Fraud: Free membership site for businesses and consumers to identify websites and companies that are conducting scams. Includes forum, message board, monthly newsletters & reporting toolbar.
  • Easy Background Check: Modeling company background check website.
  • Electronic Commerce Resource Center: A clearinghouse for electronic commerce information and resources, including Internet fraud.
  • Escrow Service Fraud: Site designed to help determine if escrow sites are fraudulant or not. With resources to use if/when frauded. Listing of suspected fraudulent sites with a feedback and forum area.
  • Details how an escrow scam works and gives suggestions on how to identify if a site is fraudulent or not. Includes a current list of "suspected as fraudulent" escrow websites and another list of domains shut down due to illegal activity.
  • FTC exposes top 10 Web scams: Internet auctions, credit card fraud rank highest. [CNN]
  • Federal Trade Commission: Information from the FTC on E-commerce and the Internet. Includes anti-fraud tips.
  • Fraud Bureau: Search for, or register, a complaint relating to online vendors and online auctions, including information and news about fraud on the Internet.
  • Identifies "Get-Paid-To" websites that don't live up to their promises.
  • Hoax du Jour: Regular commentary on the phenomena of misinformation and hoaxes on the Internet. Special attention to chain e-mail, 'Net rumors, scams, and hoaxes.
  • Hoaxkill: Site includes 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 Detective: An interactive tutorial on evaluating the quality of Internet resources.
  • 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 Fraud - Lucian Romeo Friedel: Personal experience attempting to buy from Lucian Romeo Freidel in Madrid, Spain. Also known as Alina Mihaela Popa, Barone Domenico, ebay ID BEARLESS75, Andrey Sell
  • Internet Hoax Watch: topic center. Focuses on health email and internet hoaxes.
  • Internet ScamBusters: Extensive information on fraud, scams, hoaxes, urban legends and credit card fraud. Free e-zine and reports.
  • Internet Scams: Site to combat registrar abuse (i.e. denial of transfer)and domain name theft. Advocates organizing a class action lawsuit against ICANN and unscrupulous registrars.
  • Site devoted to exposing Internet scams, hoaxes, con games, computer viruses, hackers, and spammers. Email notification service available.
  • Junk Email: Resource site for dealing with e-mail scams.
  • Law Enforcers Target 'Top 10' Online Scams: Consumer Protection Cops From 9 Countries, 5 U.S. Agencies, And 23 States Tackle Internet Fraud [FTC]
  • Liquidation Universe Scam: Focuses on the Liquidation Universe Ebay Laptop Computer Scam. Assistance and resources for victims of fraudulent auctions.
  • National Fraud Information Center: National Consumer's League's website provides a page devoted to Internet fraud.
  • Source for news about internet issues--including scams, hoaxes, and fraud. Links to related websites, software, online courses, and advice.
  • The Internet news magazine dedicated to protecting your assets.
  • SEC warns against free-stock offers: They're not just annoying. The free-stock deals being e-mailed around the Net are illegal.
  • ScamHound: The core of ScamHound is the ScamBoard. The ScamBoard is an online message board discussion forum where users may read posts from other users about various suspected internet scams.
  • Scambusters: How to spot scams on TradeMe, the New Zealand auction site. The site profiles typical scams and provide hints and safety tips for online traders.
  • 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.
  • The El Gordo Lottery Scam: Essay offers an actual record of an interaction with a scammer posing as a representative of the Spanish Lottery.
  • The Real Truth: Site provides information about Internet hoaxes, bogus viruses, urban legends, chain letters, email hoaxes, Internet security, and anecdotes about dumb people.
  • The Register - FBI cracks down on pyramid scam cybervillains: The FBI has charged 88 people with Internet fraud after a nation-wide swoop. Those charged allegedly defrauded a total of 56,000 surfers out of more than $117 million.
  • The Register - Online fraud rife in the US: The US is a hotbed of online fraud according to a report just published by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NWCCC).
  • The WorldWide Scam Network: Satire, parody, alternate opinions and links to scientific tests and reports about many of the unusual products on the Internet.
  • VMyths: Extensive `resource` for identifying and debunking computer virus hoaxes and myths.
  • Virtual Feedback: Free online website for Internet buyers and sellers to leave feedback on all types of transactions. Check for Internet fraud before you buy.
  • 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.
  • Zone Patrol: Keeps a running list of websites that have taken advantage of people in the past.

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