IF YOU'RE A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT
File a police report
File your complaint
Chart your course of action
Why filing a complaint with the FTC (and FBI) is important
- Contact the fraud departments
- Close the accounts
PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT (Part 1)
Credit card SKIMMING
Use special care with social security numbers
Secure your computer!
Preventing Identity Theft, Part 2: SCAMS!
(Internet SCAMS —and others)
Preventing Identity Theft, Part 3: Even MORE Scams!
(Skimmers, and Scammers and Spam, Oh My!)
IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCES
Online U.S. Government Resources
Online Nonprofit Resources
Computer Security Information Resources
NEWS - RECENT LEGISLATION
EXTENDED TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Tips & Tools for Parents: Keeping Kids Safe Online
An excellent guide to Internet safety for parents from The Children's Partnership
YOUR MONEY and the Internet
Advice for adults about shopping and transmitting financial information on the internet.
Is Your Child "Wired" Yet?
A list of Internet safety resources for parents
Notes, Advice, and Warnings for Parents and Kids
Advice for parents to read through with their kids to promote family discussion about DOs and DON'Ts about the internet.
KID SAFETY on the Internet
A broad guide on all types of safety issues written FOR kids. (Parents can read through it with younger kids.) Over 57 short pages covering 27 topics with a graphic on every page and 147 safety tips for kids on a wide range of topics from handling emergencies to - dealing with strangers to - internet safety.
Romance on the Internet
Advice for adults about meeting people and giving out personal information on the internet.
Inmates seeking online "cybermates"
An article regarding prison inmates seeking partners on the Internet. (reprinted)
Online Ordering: Risky Business?
Shopping Safely Online
How safe is it to shop online, really? This article may help. (reprinted)
Know Your Online-Shopping Rights
What are your legal rights when you're buying online? (reprinted)
Computer Virus Hoaxes
Information about identifying and dealing with both real and fake computer "virus alerts".
E-Mail Chain Letters
Informaion on dealing with e-mail "chain letters" and hoaxes.
Dealing with SPAM
Informaion on dealing with e-mail "SPAM"
People across the border are out to get you!
Still MORE people out to get you!
Related external Links:
Internet Hoaxes & Chain Letters Pages
CIAC's excellent HOAXBUSTERS page on "Internet Hoaxes" and Chain Letters. (external link)
E-Mail Spamming Countermeasures
CIAC's advice on fighting e-mail spammers. (external link)
The Ultimate Prosperity Page
A fake Internet "opportunity" scam page put up by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Inventive and excellent! (external link)
FTC "E-Commerce & the Internet" Consumer Alerts
A GREAT resource for a wide variety of current scams on and off the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking a huge step forward in providing quality on-line consumer safety information. Check this one out!!! (external link)
FTC Consumer Protection Pages
The home page of the FTC pages relating to all types of consumer protection. (external link)
Jump to our Internet LINKS or our Parents LINKS pages.
Notes: Email about suspicious claims, pyramid schemes, or suspected fraud that you received via email should be directed to The Federal Trade Commission at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, there is now a national toll-free "Cyber Tip Line" at 1-800-843-5678 where parents can report "suspicious" on-line activity and possible incidents of on-line child-pornography. The tip line is run by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.