Computers & the InternetWeb Scams
- OnGuard Online
Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Facts for Consumers
- 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud [PDF] [BROCHURE] [en español]
Provides consumers with 10 tips for avoiding mass marketing fraud
- Auction Guides: Not So Hot Properties
Warns about ads for auction guides that promise vehicles for as little as $500 or foreclosed homes from $5,000, with no money down. How to avoid shelling out your hard-earned dollars for fraudulently marketed auction guides. 8.5"x11", 4 pages.
- Dot Con [PDF]
Warns consumers that con artists have gone high-tech, using the Internet to defraud consumers. Lists the top 10 dot cons facing consumers who surf the Internet, as well as many of the fraudsters behind them. 8.5"x11", 4 pages.
- Minimizing the Effects of Malware on Your Computer [PDF]
Urges consumers to protect their computers against malware and offers tips on how to reclaim their computer and electronic information if malware is already on their computer. 8.5 x 11, 4 pages.
- Starting an Internet Business: Dream Job or Pipe Dream?
Warns potential business owners about scammers that charge large upfront fees to help start internet businesses. 8.5"x11", 2 pages.
- OnGuard Online: Stop. Think. Click. [PDF] [en español]
Tips to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. 4"x9", 16 pages, color
- Need a Social Security Number or Replacement Card? Best to DIY [PDF] [en español]
- Bank Failures, Mergers and Takeovers: A “Phish-erman’s Special” [PDF] [en español]
- Check Overpayment Scams: Seller Beware [PDF] [en español]
- Cost of "Free" Adult Content Adds Up [PDF]
- "Free Security Scan" Could Cost Time and Money [PDF]
- How Not to Get Hooked by a 'Phishing' Scam [PDF] [en español]
- Money Transfers Can Be Risky Business [PDF][en español]
- Online Dating Scams: When Love Goes Wrong [PDF]
Warns consumers that scammers visit online dating sites to look for potential victims and describes the common elements of an online dating scam.Online Penny Auctions: Nothing for Something? [PDF]
- Explains how online penny auctions work and how to recognize some of their pitfalls before you get caught in a bidding frenzy. 8.5"x11", 2 pages.
- Rental Listings May Be Red Herrings [PDF]
- Spotting an Impostor: Scammers Pose as Friends, Family and Government Agencies [PDF] [en español]
- Stop.Think.Click: 7 Practices for Safer Computing
- Trapped in the Tangled Web: Web Scheme Diverts Consumers from Their Intended Sites [PDF]
- OnGuard Online Bookmark [PDF][en español]
Provides tips to help computer users be on guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. 2.5"x7", 2 pages, color.
- Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Penny Auctions [PDF]
Explains how online penny auctions work and how to recognize some of their pitfalls before you get caught in a bidding frenzy.