The True Cost of Online Crime

The True Cost of Online Crime

Source: The True Cost of Online Crime You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. That’s a lesson I learned long before testifying in 2000 at the trial of a man who’d sold 10,000 fake luxury goods through a website, including counterfeit Rolex, Cartier, and Movado watches. I am a private investigator in New York. He later became the first criminal ever convicted on federal charges of selling counterfeit merchandise online. He certainly wasn’t the last. This week the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual report,…

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Online Scam-Tracking Map Allows Consumers to Report and Monitor Fraud Schemes

Online Scam-Tracking Map Allows Consumers to Report and Monitor Fraud Schemes

Source: Online Scam-Tracking Map Allows Consumers to Report and Monitor Fraud Schemes WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than a million cases of fraud being reported to the government annually, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an online Scam-Tracking Map, allowing consumers nationwide to report instances of fraud schemes, by way of sharing the information with others in their community who may become targeted.  The free interactive tool also includes alerts from law enforcement and other public agencies, listed state-by-state. Read more: Online Scam-Tracking Map Allows Consumers…

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Why we need to do more for the victims of online fraud and scams

Why we need to do more for the victims of online fraud and scams

Source: Why we need to do more for the victims of online fraud and scams Online fraud can lead to desperate measures for the victims so we need to do more to help them. As we come to the end of National Consumer Fraud Awareness Week, I can’t help but reflect on my own work researching this difficult and often fraught area. Read more: Why we need to do more for the victims of online fraud and scams    

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