In this era of phishing and other fraudulent cybercriminal activities; we need all the help we can get to educate ourselves on how to “sniff out” and avoid frauds. In response to this need, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a great website filled with tons of information to keep the general public safe from fraudulent activities. It’s name is Looks Too Good To Be True.com, and it covers categories of information such as: Types of Fraud; Victim Stories; FAQs/Tips; Share Your Experience; Consumer Alerts (includes detailed descriptions of current frauds); and a Teen Homepage (includes cyber-bullying), . Here’s an excerpt from the site:
As you can see, the information is written in non-technical style and is easily understood. There is even a test to assess your level of risk of becoming a victim of fraud (see below).
I hope by this time you’ve decided to visit this site and learn everything you can about Internet fraud and how to make your Internet experience as safe as it can be…right?…right? Good! Here’s the link again: Looks To Good To Be True.com; please do yourself a favor and use it.
Remember: Be careful—it’s dangerous out there.
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