Success in the Media

Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

  Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]

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Many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia

In a new research report for the National Institute of Justice, Thomas Holt found many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia or on websites where users communicate in Russian, making it easier to hide from U.S. and European authorities.

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1 in 11 youth Internet users received a sexual solicitation

In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.

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Seven Percent of Americans Experienced Identity Theft in 2012

An estimated 16.6 million people, representing 7 percent of all persons age 16 or older in the United States, experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012 according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

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FBI Internet Scam Alerts

Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) Scam Alerts This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Social Network Misspelling Scam During December 2010, the IC3 discovered misspellings of a social network site being used as a […]

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Holiday fraud—How not to be scammed

Crime in America.Net We passed around material from the US Department of Justice recently on the investigation of computer crimes. The documents are profoundly detailed and indicate that the justice system is taking the issue very seriously. Throughout this site we have made an effort to warn consumers that computer based fraud is increasing. We’ve stated […]

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Working from home can be a crime

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: When you teach college students you work with people looking for flexible jobs that fit their schedule. The Internet has created hundreds of thousands of jobs that simply require a computer and some time. From time-to-time, a student may ask if a job offer is legitimate. Some students write for blogs […]

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Facebook Burglary Ring—Geo-Location Means More Crime

 Crime in America.Net   Reporter Erik Sass in Media Post Blogs (see provides the following information:     “…police in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire have busted a three-man burglary ring which stole at least $100,000 worth — and perhaps twice that amount — of cash, consumer electronics, jewelry and other valuables (not to […]

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Principal Types of Mass-Marketing Fraud and Resources for Combating Fraud

Dear Readers: The FBI issued an update ) as to mass marketing fraud.  The portion presented here complies with a reader’s request articulating the most “popular” frauds and the best ways of dealing with fraud. Just note that nothings foolproof; a fraud investigator we know loves to talk about how he was the  victim of credit card fraud due […]

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Appeals for Help from Friends Traveling Abroad are Frauds

I received a message from a well known and respected government employee; she was in Spain and lost all her money and needed me to send her funds as soon as possible. On the surface, an e-mail from a person I know (with an unusual name) sends me a message to my work e-mail address […]

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8 million households experience identity theft-31 percent increase in credit card theft-prevention resources available

Violent and property crime is down throughout America and that finding is confirmed through the National Crime Survey, see http://crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/.  But are offenders moving from street crime to identity theft?  With the large increase in fraud activities (much of it coming from other countries) it’s hard to say, but it’s a growing concern to law enforcement agencies […]

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High volume telephone calls mask fraud. Resources to fight fraud available.

Dear readers: Fraud continues to be one of our top inquiries as people struggle to defend themselves. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the array of computer, phone and e-mail based frauds. One of us was in the process of responding to an e-mail notification and he was ready to hit the send button […]

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Sources for Protecting yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft: Crime in America.Net

Dear readers: We were asked by a requestor to provide reliable sources of information regarding fraud, computer crimes and privacy theft. This is the list we came up with. Please feel free to add additional sources. Please see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/cybercrime/ for the latest data on these crimes. Crime in America.Net staff  http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17-it.htm  Great and short overview of […]

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The Census and Internet Fraud

Crime in America.Net   We posted an article on child internet safety and included previous posts, including one citing a large increase in  internet crime (up 22 percent in 2009). Please see http://crimeinamerica.net/2010/04/12/criminals-are-looking-for-your-child-on-the-internet%e2%80%94right-now/.   Now the census brings unique opportunities for those engaged in fraud. Please see the message below from the FBI:   2010 Census The 2010 Census […]

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Criminals are looking for Your Child on the Internet—Right Now!

Keeping Kids (and Yourself) Safe Online: Crime Prevention from Crime in America.Net We offer a variety of articles on internet safety (see below) because it’s clear that criminal offenders are moving online in increasing numbers. As Willie Sutton the bank robber said when asked why he robbed banks, “because that’s where the money is.” See […]

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