How Internet Fraud is Being Dealt With


The Department of Justice – Prosecutes cases throughout the country against individuals and groups who have engaged in a variety of types of Internet fraud

The Internet Fraud Initiative – a joint initiative between the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Advocacy Center

  • Develops information on the nature and scope of the problem
  • Develops and provides training for prosecutors
  • Establishes a program of public education

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – has authority to bring civil lawsuits to federal district courts. Since 1994, the FTC has brought more than 140 law enforcement actions against more than 490 companies and individuals.

  • FTC Surf Days – the FTC, along with other state and federal agencies, searches the Internet for sites containing deceptive claims. The site operators then receive warnings
  • Teaser Sites – fake scams constructed by FTC staff. As a consumer clicks through the site a warning eventually appears stating, “If you respond to an advertisement like this, you could get scammed!”

Consumers Fraud Sentinel Database – Provides secure Internet access to more than 220,000 consumer complaints for more than 200 law enforcement organizations across the United States and Canada

National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) – joint effort between industry and the government to foster awareness of cyber security through educational outreach and public awareness

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The Beginning of Lot Maintenance

November 25th, 2014 by Amanda

Do not forget to sign up for Lot Maintenance notifications on your devices. Lot maintenance schedules will begin on Monday, December 1st. Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving.