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What Are Cybercrime and Online Fraud?

Cybercrime and online fraud are any illegal activities involving the internet, such as websites, chat rooms, email, and social media accounts. These crimes involve the use of the internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to individuals and businesses. These crimes may include, but are not limited to advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, or computer hacking or employment / business opportunity schemes.

A cybercrime can cause great financial and emotional harm to anyone. Small businesses, senior citizens, military members, veterans, young adults, teens, and children, along with their families, can be particularly vulnerable to a cybercrime. FightCybercrime.org has resources for anyone in the United States impacted by cybercrime.

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Simple Rules to Stay Safe

If an offer or opportunity seems too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

Never wire money, send gift cards, or send a check to a stranger.

If someone claims to be from a federal agency, call the office to confirm.

Never accept money from a stranger promising you can keep some of it.

If you suspect you've been hacked, change your passwords immediately.

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Please Select The Incident That best Describes Your Situation:

FINANCIAL / PURCHASE SCAMS

Advance fee scams, debt management scams, investment scams, timeshare/travel scams, credit card/bank account scams, extortion scams, online shopping scams, tax (IRS) scams, and real estate/mortgage scams

HACKED ACCOUNT / DEVICES

Device running slow/botnet, hacked cell phone or smartphone, hacked computer or tablet (ransomware), hacked computer or tablet (virus), hacked email account, hacked social media account, phishing, phone spoofing & robocalls, and hacked video conference

IMPOSTER SCAMS

Romance imposter scams, business/job opportunity imposter scams, charity imposter scam, debt collection imposter scams, education/scholarship imposter scams, family/friends imposter scams, government/military imposter scams, investment imposter scams, prize/lottery/sweepstakes imposter scams, and technical support imposter scams

IDENTITY THEFT

Criminal identity theft, deceased identity theft, financial identity theft, medical identity theft, Social Security identity theft, and social media account identity theft.

CYBER​BULLYING / HARASSMENT / STALKING

Cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, human trafficking, and revenge porn

SMALL BUSINESS INCIDENTS

Data breach, business email compromise (BEC), ransomware, malware, phishing, hacked website, tax scams, business Identity theft, money transfer fraud, and business loan scams

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