The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Complaints may be filed to the IC3 via its web site.
The FBI hosts a web page, For the Family, which identifies scams to be aware of on the Internet, scams targeted at senior citizens, and even has a section for parents on Internet safety. Other topics include:
Internet Auction Fraud
Non-Delivery of Merchandise
Credit Card Fraud
Nigerian Letter Scam
For more helpful sites on Internet Safety for your Kids please visit our Web Links Page . There are also several sites on the Internet that document regular "Spam" e-mails and virus hoaxes. If you get an e-mail you are leery about, utilize a search engine such as www.msn.com or www.google.com and see if it's a documented scam or hoax. If you can't find anything, do not hesitate to forward it to the IFCC or to the contact for the FBI's web site. Most search engines will produce info that will help you out. One useful site is: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blhoax.htm. Simply type a keyword in the search box at the top of the page to find information.