Where to report Internet Fraud and Rip-off

Laura

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The following are some sites that can help you get started on your Internet Fraud or Rip off problem.
Remember: you may not be able to resolve YOUR issue, but you may be able to prevent hundreds, or thousands of other people from being ripped off by spreading the word about the people or businesses that rip you off.

Internet Fraud
http://www.fraud.org/

Online complaint form:
https://secure.nclforms.org/nficweb/nfic.htm


Another:
http://www.consumer.gov/sentinel/

See how law enforcement all over the world work together to fight fraud, using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.

Use this site to:

* get the facts on consumer frauds from Internet cons, prize promotions, work-at-home schemes, and telemarketing scams to identity theft.
* report your fraud complaints so they can be shared with law enforcement officials across the U.S. and around the world.
* learn how U.S., Canadian, and Australian law enforcers work together with private sector companies and consumer organizations to combat fraud.
* see trends and the types of complaints consumers file.
Another:

http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/Internet_Fraud.shtml

Below is a list of official government web resources to help you report and learn about internet fraud.

# Complaints about Foreign Companies
http://origins.firstgov.gov/external/external.jsp?url=http://www.econsumer.gov/english/index.html
Report complaints about transactions with foreign companies. Certified government agencies may use this information to investigate suspect companies and individuals, uncover new scams, and spot trends in fraud.

# Consumer Complaint Form
http://origins.firstgov.gov/external/external.jsp?url=https://rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Report both civil and criminal complaints, such as Internet, telemarketing, and other consumer-related fraud through the Consumer Sentinel database. This tool is used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies to gain immediate and secure access to your complaint.

# Further Ways to Report Internet Fraud from Cybercrime.gov
http://origins.firstgov.gov/external/external.jsp?url=http://www.cybercrime.gov/reporting.htm
View this helpful chart of where to report various Internet-related crimes, including hacking, spam, copyright piracy, and child exploitation.
U.S. Department of Justice site:

http://www.internetfraud.usdoj.gov/


Internet Fraud Watch

http://www.fraud.org/internet/irsremarks.htm

Internet Law

http://www.virtualchase.com/resources/internetlaw.shtml

REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
2003 OECD GUIDELINES ON CROSS-BORDER FRAUD

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/54/37125994.pdf
 

Miguel_Sanchez

The Living Force
Great information, Laura. I just wanted to add a few resources for Canadians.

For telephone-based fraud:
Phone Busters - http://www.phonebusters.com/

To report economic crime online:
Recol - http://www.recol.ca/

For Visa identity theft or related fraud:
Visa Canada - http://www.visa.ca/en/personal/shop_protect_email.cfm

And for internet-based crime:
RCMP internet security - http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/qc/pro_ser/cybercrime/email_e.htm

Thanks,
Gonzo
 

Nook

Dagobah Resident
There's another one that CAN be helpful internationally and locally.

Rip-off Report:
_https://www.ripoffreport.com/
It states that it's 'By consumers, for consumers...' but the problem is, anyone can write a bad review, stating that some person or business is a scam while that's just their subjective opinion.

E.g. my last acting teacher was mentioned on this website as being a scam artist, who is not at all a scam artist. Maybe appeared that way for the unseeing eye but he wasn't.
Good part was then a lot of people came in that studied with him to add favorable reviews and to set the record straight.

FWIW.
 
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