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  Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams
This alert tells you how to spot different types of Internet fraud, what the SEC is doing to fight Internet investment scams, and how to use the Internet to invest wisely.
The Internet allows individuals or companies to communicate with a large audience without spending a lot of time, effort, or money.
If you believe that you have been the victim of a securities-related fraud, through the Internet or otherwise, or if you believe that any person or entity may have violated or is currently violating the federal securities laws, you can submit a complaint using our online complaint form or email us at enforcement@sec.gov.
www.sec.gov /investor/pubs/cyberfraud.htm   (2089 words)

 Internet fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Internet fraud refers to any type of fraud scheme that uses email, web sites, chat rooms or message boards to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to other connected with the scheme.
In some cases Internet fraud schemes originate in the U.S. and European countries, but a significant proportion seems to come from Africa, particularly Nigeria, and sometimes from Ghana and Egypt.
Most Internet fraud is done through the use of stolen credit card information which is obtained in many ways, the simplest being copying information from retailers, either (online or offline).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Internet_fraud   (3575 words)

 Internet fraud: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain, although it has a more specific legal meaning, the exact details varying between jurisdictions....
Wire fraud is a legal concept in the united states code which provides for enhanced penalty of any criminal activity if it is determined that the occurrence of...
Electoral fraud is the deliberate interference with the process of an election....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/I/In/Internet_fraud.htm   (2773 words)

Internet Fraud Watch is a project of the National Consumers League, America's pioneer consumer advocacy organization.
The most common signs of fraud on the Internet are incredibly low prices, extravagant promises of profits, guarantees of credit regardless of bad credit histories, or prizes that require payment to obtain.
Internet Fraud Watch uses the reports to alert agencies to emerging on-line and Internet scams and helps them identify cybercrooks and their victims.
www.natlconsumersleague.org /ifwfacts.htm   (523 words)

 Internet Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fraud being committed over the Internet is the same type of white-collar fraud the Bellevue Police Department has traditionally investigated but poses additional concerns and challenges because of the new environment in which it is located.
The Internet appears to be a perfect manner to locate victims and provides an environment where the victims don’t see or speak to the fraudsters.
One of the most critical problems associated with fraud being perpetrated over the Internet is the fact that the instances of fraud are disjointed and spread throughout the country.
www.ci.bellevue.wa.us /printpage.asp?view=1390&printfriendly=yes   (837 words)

 The "Social Engineering" of Internet Fraud
Internet fraud is a form of white-collar crime whose growth may be as rapid and diverse as the growth of the Internet itself.
Thus, some fraud victims may tend to rely primarily on their belief or impression that the person with whom they dealt was honest, and to give little thought to the message's substance.
Internet fraud schemes also employ two or more of the psychological influence techniques described above, although the choice and combination of these techniques vary substantially from one scheme to another.
www.isoc.org /isoc/conferences/inet/99/proceedings/3g/3g_2.htm   (4620 words)

Fraud is opportunistic, and fraud operators are always among the first to appreciate the potential of a new technology.
If the Internet is to avoid a fate similar to that of 900-number technology, the Commission believes it is important to address Internet fraud now, before it discourages new consumers from going on-line and chokes off the impressive commercial growth now in progress and potential for innovation on the Internet.
Further, in cases of fraud and other serious misconduct, the Commission has statutory authority to file suit directly in federal district court to obtain preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, redress for injured consumers, or disgorgement of ill-gotten gains.
www.ftc.gov /os/1998/02/internet.test.htm   (4916 words)

 Internet Fraud
The perpetrators of "Advance Fee Fraud", known internationally as "4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code which addresses fraud schemes, are often very creative and innovative.
In light of all the internet fraud activity, it can only be assumed that at some point a fraudulent foreign company will attempt to engage in Identity Theft.
Internet Scambusters - One of the top anti-credit-card fraud sites on the Net, particularly for smaller merchants who may not have access to the elaborate verification systems.
www.exportmichigan.com /itf_internet_fraud.htm   (2658 words)

 Internet Fraud - Softpedia
The Internet fraud has become a playground for organized crime and that romantic model of an isolate hacker who works alone is no longer true.
Frauds over the Internet are now a part of our everyday life and new fraud schemes are emerging every week.
Perhaps the most common example of this type of fraud occurs when a victim is expecting a large payoff for helping to move millions of dollars out of a foreign country.
news.softpedia.com /news/Internet-Fraud-384.shtml   (1192 words)

 Internet fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But a significant proportion of organized internet fraud seems to come from Africa, particularly Nigeria and sometimes from Ghana.
Some frauds originate in Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia.
For some reason, many fraudulent orders seem to originate from Belgium and some from Malmo in Sweden.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Internet_fraud   (1009 words)

 Internet Fraud Record @ InternetNavigator.com (Internet Navigator)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For some reason, many fraudulent orders seem to originate from Belgium, from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, from Palestine, and from Malmรถ in Sweden.
The latest scam to hit the headlines is the multi-million dollar Clickfraud which occurs when advertising network affiliates force paid views or clicks to ads on their own websites via Spyware, the affiliate is then paid a commission on the cost-per-click that was artificially generated.
Although many people don't fall for it, the small percentage of people that do fall for it, multiplied by the sheer numbers of spam messages sent, presents the fraudster with a substantial incentive to keep doing it.
www.internetnavigator.com /encyclopedia/Internet_fraud   (2554 words)

 Consumer Guide To Preventing eBay Fraud, Escrow Fraud, Auto Fraud, Internet Fraud, Cashiers Check Fraud, and Nigerian ...
Internet fraud has become an epidemic, but you need not be paranoid, just be prepared.
Fraud investigators won't give you info about the account, and there is only a 20% chance you will get your money back.
If you were scammed by an escrow that was enabled to continue running after we alerted their host of fraud, ask your lawyer if the web host or the registrar can be sued for negligence for allowing their customer to continue running after being shown proof positive evidence.
www.carbuyingtips.com /fraud.htm   (14332 words)

 Internet Fraud
Fraud Bureau - Search for, or register, a complaint relating to online vendors and online auctions, including information and news about fraud on the Internet.
Internet Fraud - Department of Justice site includes information defining Internet fraud, what to do about it, and where to go to get more information.
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).
www.edinformatics.com /internet/fraud.htm   (1025 words)

 85search - Internet Fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Internet Fraud Complaint Center - A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).
The term Internet fraud refers to any type of fraud scheme that uses email, web sites, chat rooms or message boards to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent...
TNT is aware that attempts have been made to mislead internet shoppers by the fraudulent use of the TNT name and brand, in addition to false e-mails concerning methods of advanced fee...
www.search-online.org /keyword/internet-fraud.html   (428 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | The growing threat of internet fraud
This huge fraud probably results from negligence by banks, and raises the possibility that credit-cards as currently operated are unsuitable for electronic commerce.
In another, financial advisers across America were targeted using the internet to sell their clients life insurance policies belonging to people with fatal illnesses.
Such is the free and open nature of the internet that regulation is near-impossible anyway, and the best advice the regulators have for those who invest or shop using the web...
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/your_money/526709.stm   (769 words)

 Technorati Tag: internet fraud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We Offer Internet Fraud Protection Iovation develops lock-tight Internet security controls for companies besieged by significant online fraud issues, particularly stolen credit cards, charge backs and cyber-crime rings.
Internet Fraud Reduce exposure to fraud with Quova's real-time geographic information.
Internet Fraud Look for the VeriSign secured seal when shopping online.
technorati.com /tag/internet+fraud   (473 words)

 NetScalped.com Links to Info on Internet Scams, Fraud, and Hoaxes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fraud Bureau alerts online consumers and investors of prior complaints relating to online vendors including sellers at online auctions and to provide consumers, investors and users with information and news on how to safely surf, shop and invest on the net.
Fraud and hoaxes are rampant on the internet, and it's tough to tell what's a scam.
Department of Justice's internet fraud site explains internet fraud, what DoJ is doing about it, and offers info on how to tell if you're being scammed and how to report it.
www.netscalped.com /fraudlinks.html   (1046 words)

 Internet Fraud
Internet Fraud has become a serious concern for everyone that utilizes email, auctions and on-line shopping.
Since it is often difficult to establish a jurisdiction for fraud complaints occurring on the internet, the Internet Fraud Complaint Center has been established.
This organization provides a resource for understanding Internet Fraud and a system for filing complaints of Internet Fraud.
www.jeffersonsheriff.org /internet_fraud.html   (1059 words)

 Internet Fraud
The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and its mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet.
For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation.
From all the complaints received 16,775 Internet Fraud complaints were referred to Law Enforcement or Regulatory Agencies accross the nation.
www.windhampolice.com /internet_fraud.htm   (995 words)

 CNN.com - Technology - National Fraud Center: Internet is driving identity theft - March 20, 2000
"The Internet takes the shadowy form of the identity thief and provides him or her [with] the shelter of its anonymity, and the speed of its electronic transmissions," the report said.
The faceless world of the Internet allows thieves to make unlimited transactions and gives them legal and illegal access to databases containing dates of birth, social security numbers, mothers' maiden names, and much more, Daniel Brooker, executive vice president of the fraud center, said in a telephone interview.
Arrests for identity fraud increased from 8,806 in 1995 to 9,455 in 1997, while financial losses grew from $442 million to $745 million over the same period, the report said, citing figures from the U.S. General Accounting Office.
archives.cnn.com /2000/TECH/computing/03/20/net.identity.theft.idg   (631 words)

 Federal Bureau of Investigation - Internet Fraud
The Internet Crime Complaint Center or IC3, a partnership of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, in 2007 released its latest annual report on victims' complaints received and referred to law enforcement.
"Internet auction fraud was by far the most reported offense, comprising 44.9% of referred complaints.
The Nigerian Letter Scam is described on the Common Fraud Schemes webpage.
www.fbi.gov /majcases/fraud/internetschemes.htm   (1092 words)

 Help2Go - Internet Fraud
Reported incidents of Internet fraud are on the rise.
Internet Fraud Watch, an online consumer watchdog group, has reported a 600 percent increase in reported fraud since 1997.
Some of the common dirty dealings include: Accepting bids on items and not delivering; Inflating the value of items with false claims of collectibility; Hiking up the price AFTER a top bid is accepted (gouging); and Using an accomplice to drive up the price for an item with fake bids.
www.help2go.com /Tutorials/Buying_Advice/Internet_Fraud.html   (927 words)

 Boulder Community Network, Internet Center, Hoaxes
This page is the beginnings of a resource that will give you information about and links to resources to help you deal with Internet abuses, such as scams, fraud and hoaxes.
BCN is Boulder Colorado's non-profit sector ambassador to the world of information technology and the Internet.
If this information is of use to you, please consider making a tax-deductable contribution to support BCN in the future.
bcn.boulder.co.us /inet/inethoax.htm   (323 words)

 Information Technology: Help Desk - Internet Fraud
Internet fraud and identity theft is on the rise in the world.
The Office of Information Technology recognizes this and wishes to protect Susquehanna students, faculty and staff from falling victim to Internet fraud.
Education on the topic of Internet fraud and personal identity theft is critical to raising self-awareness when performing any Internet transaction.
www.susqu.edu /helpdesk/internetfraud.cfm   (313 words)

 Consumer Reports WebWatch Consumer Center : Where to File an Internet Fraud Complaint
It utilizes the Consumer Sentinel's network of Internet fraud complaint data and shares it in several languages with consumer protection law enforcers in countries that belong to the International Marketing Supervision Network.
The center is the result of a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a nationwide support network for enforcement agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.
The National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) was established in 1992 by the National Consumers League and continues to be funded by the organization.
www.consumerwebwatch.org /consumer-center.cfm   (560 words)

 CRM: Fraud Section
The Fraud Section plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime.
The Section is a front-line litigating unit that acts as a rapid response team, investigating and prosecuting complex white collar crime cases throughout the country.
The Section is uniquely qualified to act in that capacity, based on its vast experience with sophisticated fraud schemes; its expertise in managing complex and multi-district litigation; and its ability to deploy resources effectively to address law enforcement priorities and respond to geographically shifting crime problems.
www.usdoj.gov /criminal/fraud   (308 words)

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