NET CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS:
Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists
 

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET RESOURCES
Disclaimer: Some of the URLs listed in the book are no longer functional and will be updated/replaced as necessary.

Chapter 4: Urban Legends
Chapter 5: Scams, Safe Shopping, and Online Banking



Chapter 4 – Urban Legends


Urban Legends: Get the Scoop
www.kn.pacbell.com

Truth or Fiction
www.truthorfiction.com

How Urban Legends Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/urban-legend4.htm

Official CDC Hoaxes & Rumors Page
http://www.cdc.gov/hoax_rumors.htm



Urban Legends Reference Pages
www.snopes.com

Don’t Spread That Hoax!
www.nonprofit.net/hoax

The Urban Legend Combat Kit
www.netsquirrel.com/combatkit

HoaxBusters
http://HoaxBusters.ciac.org

Break The Chain
www.breakthechain.org

Purportal.com – Your B.S. Detection Kit
http://purportal.com

USPS Response to “E-mail Tax Bill”
http://www.usps.com/news/facts/lfu_012302.htm

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Chapter 5 – Scams, Safe Shopping, and Online Banking

Tips to Protect Yourself While Shopping Online
http://familyinternet.about.com/od/onlineshoppingsafety/a/onlineshopping.htm

Privacy Foundation
http://www.privacyfoundation.org/

Banking and Investing Online Resource Group
http://www.bank-accounts-online.com/


Best Shopping
www.bestshoppingcenter.net

Crimes of Persuasion
Crimes of Persuasion: Schemes, Scams, Frauds
How con artists will steal your savings and inheritance through telemarketing fraud, investment schemes and consumer scams.

SafeShopping.org
http://www.safeshopping.org/

E-shopping (in the UK)
http://www.consumer.gov.uk/


The FBIs Internet Fraud Complaint Center
https://www.ifccfbi.gov

National Fraud Information Center Internet Fraud Watch
www.fraud.org/internet/intset.htm
1-800-876-7060

Frank Fiore’s Online Shopping Tips
http://www.about.com/shopping/

Skiftelecom Credit Card Fraud
'Tis the season for credit-card heists

PayPal
www.paypal.com

Bidpay
www.bidpay.com

American Express Fraud Protection
https://www124.americanexpress.com/cards

Discover Financial Services Shopping Guide
www2.discovercard.com/shopguide/sec03_safe.shtml

Visa Internet Shopping Guide
http://www.usa.visa.com

US Postal Inspection Service
www.usps.gov/postalinspectors

Free Online Banking in America
www.free-online-banking-internet-checking.com

Bank Rate
www.bankrate.com

Quicken Online Banking
www.quicken.com/banking_and_credit

MS Money Online Banking Page
www.msmoney.com/mm/banking/onlinebk/onlinebk_intro.htm

Scams, Frauds, Hoaxes, etc on the Internet from A to Z
http://advocacy-net.com/scammks.htm

Scambusters
www.scambusters.com
This is one of the most comprehensive web sites devoted to online scams, including shopping and banking. They offer a monthly newsletter with the latest information that can be e-mailed to you

WebAssured.com
www.webassured.com

Planet Feedback
www.planetfeedback.com

Epinions.com
www.epinions.com

BizRate.com
www.bizrate.com

ConsumerSearch
www.consumersearch.com

PriceWatch (comparison shopping)
www.pricewatch.com

Gomez Advisors
www.gomez.com

How to Avoid Online Investment Scams
www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/cyberfraud.htm

BBB Shop Safely Online
http://www.bbb.org/alerts

BBB (Better Business Bureau Online Complaint System
www.bbb.org/complaint.asp

The National Consumers League
www.natlconsumersleague.org
(202) 835-3323

CCIPS (Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, USDOJ)
www.cybercrime.gov

Department of Homeland Security
Research and Technology
(202) 323-3205

National Fraud Information Center
www.fraud.org
1-800-876-7060

FDIC Tips For banking Safely Online
www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/online/safe.html

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