Internet Crime Resource Links

Internet Crime Complaint Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

(FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center

(NW3C) have formed the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3); the IC3 processes complaints of Internet crime and refers them to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Internet Fraud
The FBI offers strategies for avoiding Internet fraud.

Don't Believe the Type
This interactive Web site for teens and kids gives useful advice on Internet safety.

Electronic Fact Sheet: Identity Theft
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides this list of which agencies to contact if you believe that you are the victim of identity theft.

FBI: Crimes against Children
This FBI site provides information on crimes against children; Amber Alerts; and how to submit a tip to the FBI or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Innocent Images National Initiative
Innocent Images is an investigative arm of the FBI, targeting exploitation of children on the Internet; its Web site offers information on Internet safety and provides links to parental guides and sex offender registries.

Consumer Advice: How to Avoid Phishing Scams
The Anti-Phishing Working Group offers advice on how to protect your personal information.

Reporting Computer, Internet-Related or Intellectual Property Crime
From the US Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, this site links to the agencies that pursue reports of Internet crime.

Federal Trade Commission: Spam
The FTC's page on spam gives advice on avoiding being scammed and recognizing fraudulent e-mails.

Department of Justice: Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
This site provides the latest news on DOJ investigations and indictments of people accused of computer and Internet crimes.

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