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Internet Crime Complaint Center

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). 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.

United State Internet Crime Task ForceA non-profit agency comprised of law enforcement officers around the US united for a common cause to stop the exploitation of our Nation's children and curbing internet fraud.

Computer Security Resource Center - A great site, operated and maintained by NIST's Computer Security Division as a service to the computer security and IT community.

Computer Crime Research Center - An excellent computer crime portal, with extensive information.

CCIPS (Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, US.. Dept. of Justice - The U.S. Dept. of Justice's cyber crime site. Provides specific directions for different types of cyber crime.

McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team) - The top-ranked anti-virus research center in the world, employing researchers in 16 different countries.

NIPC (National Infrastructure Protection Center- the NIPC's mission is to serve as the U.S. government's focal point for threat assessment, warning, investigation, and response for threats or attacks against our critical infrastructures.

More resources:

               Access Center - Internet privacy resources

               AntiOnline - Computer security news and resources

               Business Software Alliance - An agency that deals with software piracy

               Children's Protection and Advocacy Coalition

               CIAC Internet Hoaxes

               Computer Virus Hoaxes - The Police Notebook

               Council of Europe's Convention on Cyber-Crime - Detailed treatises on Europe's view of cyber-crime.

               CyberAngels - the online branch of New York's Guardian Angels

               Data Fellows - Virus Security site

               FBI's Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

      - The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

               Forensic Science Technician - An extensive guide to forensic science degree programs.

               Gonzaga University's CyberJurisdiction and CyberCrime - Excellent academic research on the current state of cyberlaw.

               HTCIA - High Technology Crime Investigation Association is dedicated to improving methods for investigating and prosecuting crimes involving advanced technologies.

               The High Tech Crime Consortium

               How to Report Internet Crimes - The Dept. of Justice tutorial on which offices you should use to report different types of Internet-related crimes.

               IACIS - International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists is a non-profit corporation composed of law-enforcement professionals who have been trained in the forensic science of seizing and processing evidence from computer systems.

               Institute for Law and Justice's - Extensive resources.

               Microsoft's security section- Microsoft's fixes, patches and security alerts section.

               Online Predators Exposed - a blog discusses online predators and how to deal with them.

               The Police Officer's Internet Directory


               Symantec Anti-Virus Research Center

               WHOA Women Halting Online Abuse - A volunteer organization that has been working since 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims.

               Web Police - claims to be " the largest international crime fighting organization in the world dedicated to serving and protecting citizens of the Internet community".

               WiredPatrol - A good place to report child porn sites, cyberstalking and cyber emergencies.

Internet fraud:


Internet Fraud

The best way to fight internet fraud is to learn how to avoid becoming a victim. However, if you become a victim, there is help available. Below is a list of official government web resources to help you report and learn about internet fraud.


Reporting Internet Fraud

       Child Pornography on the Internet

       Complaints about Foreign Companies

       Consumer Complaint Form

       Further Ways to Report Internet Fraud from

       Identity Theft

       Internet Crime Complaint Center

       Internet Investment Fraud


Learning about Internet Fraud

       Avoiding Internet Investment Fraud

       Cyber Crime Information

       FBI Kids' Page – Internet Safety Tips

       FBI Warning about False FBI E-mails

       Financial Crimes (International) 
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       Identity Theft: Trends and Issues

       Identity Theft Information

       Internet Do's and Don'ts for Kids

       Internet Protection Information for Consumers and Businesses

       Kids' Privacy and the Internet

       Personal Information and Computer Security

       Phishing Scams

       Protecting Your Identity Online

       Simple Secure Passwords

       Social Media Safety Issues


       Statistical Data and Reports on Internet Fraud

       European Network Infrastructure Security Agency