National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013
FBI: Frauds from A to Z
The following list provides links to information on many of the common and emerging frauds—both specific schemes and larger categories of crime—investigated by the FBI and its partners.
Advance Fee Schemes
Anti-Aging Product Fraud
Credit Card Fraud
Financial Institution Fraud
Health . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – FBI: Frauds from A to Z
Safe Online Surfing New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers, Students
With school back in session, one topic that’s on many class curriculums around the nation is cyber safety. After all, it’s a hyper-connected world—with texting, social networking, e-mail, online gaming, chat, music downloading, web surfing, and other forms of wired and wireless communication now a regular part . . . → Read More: FBI Releases New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers, Students: Safe Online Surfing
The Grandparent Scam
Don’t Let It Happen to You
You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because . . . → Read More: The Grandparent Scam
Looks Too Good To Be True.com
Every day, American consumers receive offers that just sound too good to be true. In the past, these offers came through the mail or by telephone. Now the con artists and swindlers have found a new avenue to pitch their frauds — the Internet. The on-line scams know no national borders . . . → Read More: Looks Too Good To Be True.com
Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections
Recent analysis from the FBI and other government agencies demonstrates that malicious actors are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while they are establishing an Internet connection in their hotel rooms.
Recently, there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using . . . → Read More: FBI Alert: Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections
FBI Releases 2010 Mortgage Fraud Report
According to this latest report—which highlights current mortgage fraud schemes, perpetrators, and mortgage fraud “hot spots”—mortgage fraud continued at elevated levels during 2010. The FBI, with its partners, dedicated significant resources to the problem and saw investigative successes during the year. And the current housing market will likely remain an attractive . . . → Read More: FBI Releases 2010 Mortgage Fraud Report
Aquí se ofrece información básica sobre cómo contactar al FBI y sobre el tipo de delitos que investiga. También se pueden leer artículos sobre cómo protegerse contra el fraude, qué hacer ante un delito y cómo mantenerse seguro.
Here you will find basic information about how to contact the FBI and about the types of crimes it . . . → Read More: New FBI en Español Site