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Cyber Crime

FAQ’s

I received an e-mail that concerns me…I think it might be a scam. What should I do?

First off, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. E-mails about lottery winnings, easy money, foreign business partners, and “assassins” who will spare you if you will send them money are common internet fraud schemes. One way to check an e-mailed offer or threat is to look it up on the Internet on sites like www.snopes.com.

I lost money in a Nigerian scheme and who should I report it to?

Unfortunately, there is seldom anything that can be done to recover comparatively small sums of money in cases where the person responsible is oversees. Fill out a report at HYPERLINK "http://www.ic3.gov" www.ic3.gov and the system will determine whether or not there are any domestic links that can be identified and pursued. If you have reason to believe that there is someone in the United States responsible for the fraud, contact local law enforcement in the appropriate jurisdiction.

How can I learn about online safety for children?

The following sites are full of helpful information, including videos and games, designed to help parents and teachers educate children about online safety.

I Keep Safe
Ikeepsafe.org

All Things Disney
www.disney.com

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Netsmartz Program
www.netsmartz.org