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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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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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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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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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Computer crime reports increase 22 percent in 2009: Crime News-Crime Prevention

Most internet offenders came from: California, Florida, New York, The District of Columbia, Texas and Washington. Crime News by CrimeinAmerica.Net Considering that virtually every category of crime is down, we were asked what categories of crime were up. This is the second post in that series. The first was female offender arrests and incarceration. Additional […]

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Haitian Earthquake Relief Fraud Alert

 The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or […]

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Fraud Alert–Holiday Shopping Tips from the FBI

Holiday Shopping Tips This holiday season the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) is reminding people that cyber criminals continue to aggressively create new ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, and sale of fraudulent […]

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Fraud Prevention:President Obama Establishes Interagency Task Force

  WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Schapiro today announced that President Barack Obama has established by Executive Order an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to strengthen efforts to combat financial crime. The Department of Justice […]

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