Government & Trusted Resources for Internet Fraud

Governments around the world are responding to the ever-growing threat of Internet fraud.
Work at home scams, e-mail phishing, fraudulent stock and security schemes, online
auction bait-and-switch, cash for gold and other types of Internet fraud are growing at an alarming rate.
In an effort to protect and educate consumers, governments are posting websites teaching
consumers how to recognize and report Internet fraud.

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  • OnGuard Online, a government online fraud site with articles of phishing, shopping, investment and overseas scams and tips on how to protect yourself against online crime.
  • United States Department of Justice Cybercrime website, which contains articles about the latest Internet scams.
  • IC3 is an Internet fraud complaint center run jointly by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The IC3 handles national and international Internet fraudcomplaints.
  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission handles scams that involve fake stocks and bonds, securities fraud and spam investment emails.

    Where to File International Internet Fraud Complaints
  • E-Consumer is an Internet fraud reporting site that aids consumers in filing complaints in 21 foreign countries. A multilingual site.