About Internet Fraud
With the increase of internet transactions, comes the increase of internet thieves. If you think or know you are a victim of fraud you should report these incidents. You should also report incidents of attempted fraud. Check out these websites for more information about internet fraud from fakechecks.org, Dateline NBC. fraud.org, FTC Scam Watch
Who to Contact
Federal Trade Commission - 1-877-382-4357 - ftc.gov
Internet Fraud Complaint Center - ic3.org
Better Business Bureau - bbb.org
Your States Attorney General
Your Local Authorities - Check your yellow pages.
Red flags of Internet Fraud
Wire or bank transfers, never wire money to someone you don't know!
Certified checks and money orders, your bank will hold you responsible for bad checks!
Offerers of more money then you are asking, with directions to pay someone else or return overpayment.
Overseas buyers or buyers claiming to be purchasing on behalf of someone else.
Escrow companies (even if they have a website)