Using the Internet: Safety, Privacy, and Scams
Your safety, your privacy and avoiding scams are important to understand when using the Internet and participating in Internet-based communities.
The best tools for identifying internet fraud and scams are education and communication. The same holds true for your security and privacy. Maintaining privacy helps to safeguard your personal information to avoid risk of identity theft.
The links to the right are updated periodically with information and alerts to potential internet fraud, scams, and security issues. We've also provided links below to outside resources on the topic of internet security.
The following external links offer additional information and resources on fraud and scams.
While the Internet can be a safe and convenient place to do business, scammers are out there in "cyber world" targeting unsuspecting consumers. The Looks Too Good To Be True.com website was built to educate you, the consumer, and help prevent you from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme.
Internet Crime Complaint Center operating in conjunction with the FBI and the National White Collar Center. You can file a complaint with the IC3 if you have actually incurred a loss from an internet scheme.
Popular and fairly reliable web site that debunks rumors, myths, urban legends, and all those exagerated-claim emails being forwarded enmass around the country. Alert: This site is loaded with advertising and pop-ups.