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View Resource Ten Questions to Ask About Any Investment Opportunity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (reviewed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report) offers advice for the "wise investor" in Ten Questions to Ask About any Investment Opportunity. According to the SEC, the ability to slow down, ask questions, and make a written record of interactions helps lessen disputes over investments, whether promoted by mail, telephone, or Internet.
View Resource Internet Crime Complaint Center

The Internet Fraud Complaint Center was created by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to "combat the growing problem of fraud occurring over the Internet by providing a vehicle for victims around the country to report incidents of fraud online." The IFCC allows cooperation between private citizens and law enforcement agencies in order to track...
View Resource 2001 Internet Fraud Report

The Internet Fraud Complaint Center's (IFCC) 2001 Internet Fraud Report is the first annual compilation of data on complaints received and referred by the IFCC to law enforcement or regulatory agencies for appropriate action. From January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001, the IFCC Web site received 49,711 complaints ranging from computer intrusions, to SPAM/unsolicited email, to child pornography. The...
View Resource OnGuard Online

Created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the OnGuard website "provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information." Visitors can learn how to avoid online scams, secure their computers, protect kids online and more. On the homepage, users can find useful...