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Reporting Internet Fraud

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Reporting Internet Fraud

Reporting Internet Fraud to the correct organization is crucial.
Have you or someone you know been the victim of Fraud on the Internet? Here’s how to Report Internet Fraud.

First, remember that Internet Fraud is a serious offence. Reporting Internet Fraud is something that all of us should be taking seriously.

Second, it is important for Victims of Internet Fraud not to feel embarrassed. People from all walks of life fall for these scams, from professionals to laypeople, from the wealthy to the unwaged. Many of the Scams are devious, even ingenious. Any and all of us may be tricked into parting with our money or property.

Reporting Internet Fraud

OK, so how do you Report Internet Fraud? The reporting route varies with the country in which the fraud originates. Here is a website with links to official Fraud Reporting websites in most major countries:

If your country does not appear there, just go to Google and search for Report Internet Fraud. This will bring up a result for internet reporting in your own country.

To Report Scam, Spam, and Phishing e.mails can be a complicated process. Each e.mail provider has its own procedure for receiving reports. Some simply publicise an e.mail address, others require the Reportee to login to a website and complete an online form. To avoid this hassle, you may simply register free at www.spamcop.com and report the e.mail there. The only proviso is that you will need to report the e.mail within 48 hours of receipt.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of Internet Fraud, and you have reported it as outlined above, OR if you have received a suspicious e.mail or web link, the next place to visit is www.scamwarners.com Here you will find help, support, and advice on how to deal with your situation. Experienced staff will look at e.mails and websites and give you a frank appraisal of their legitimacy. Scam Warners prides itself as the world’s premier anti-internet scam, and anti-fraud information website. Its mission is to:

• Increase awareness of internet scams.
• Identify individuals or groups who may be vulnerable to scams.
• Provide accurate and reliable information to victims and potential victims.
• Advise and support those who have been scammed.
• Warn people about fraud on the internet.
• Help people protect themselves against scammers.
• Be the ‘go to’ website for Internet Scam Information.

(Quoted from www.scamwarners.com with permission)

If you are a Victim or suspect you are a Victim of Internet Fraud or an Internet Scam, you may post in the ScamWarners HELP section for advice. This is also where you can enquire about any suspicious e.mails that you may have received.

Finally, remember that Internet Fraud costs all of us billions every year in increased insurance premiums and retail prices. Each of us has a civic duty to Report Internet Fraud.