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Where Do I Report Email Fraud to the Government?

Where Do I Report Email Fraud to the Government?

If you or someone you know has been subjected to email fraud you might be asking yourself: Where can I report email fraud to the government? In this article we will be discussing how you can report this type of fraud.

It is unfortunate that some people lose hundreds and thousands of dollars to cyber crime. The fraudulent offers that are sent to us via email are very attractive and they play on our emotions.

Let’s briefly discuss the four main types of email fraud:

1. Requests for help: This type of fraud takes the form of an email proposing a large monetary reward in exchange for your help. The most common type of fraud is the 419 scams which are named after the violation of section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code. Typically you will get an email from someone claiming they are related to a government official who has recently passed away and they have inherited tens of millions of dollars. They ask you to help get the money out of the country in return for a very large percentage of it. It is then requested that you pay legal fees and taxes. Once you have paid these amounts you have just been scammed and you will never hear from these people again.

2. Spoofing: This describes deceitful email activity where the sender will impersonate someone else in the sender’s box. This is a common way to transport viruses online. It is used in almost all cyber fraud in conjunction with another type of email fraud.

3. Phishing: This type of fraud is received in the form of a message from an existing company which perhaps has a business relationship with the receiver. The email may ask for personal banking details or to confirm their banking password. The email looks legitimate as they have copied banking logos into the mail. Once you have entered your banking details unfortunately the con man can do whatever he will with your details.

4. Bogus offers: These typically offer you a popular item or a service at a reduced price. It may be a new DVD that has not been released yet but you can get it now. Once you have paid your item will not be delivered as the whole process was a scam.

So where do I report email fraud to the government?

• Report the scam online to the Internet crime complaint center. They will forward the information to all relevant law enforcement organizations. This is where to go:

• Report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission. You can email them with all the important information you have along with the original email to [email protected] or file online at .

• Report a 419 or other Internet money scams to @

• Contact your local police department with the information you have.

Every time that you report cyber crime you are helping to reduce the amount of online crime. The next time you ask yourself “Where do I report email fraud to the government?” simply refer back to this article.…

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Criminals Violating Family Rights – Why Do We Have to Put Up With It?

Criminals Violating Family Rights – Why Do We Have to Put Up With It?

Surely we have the right to walk down our streets without being attacked or abused and to be able to go out and socialise with our friends and not to be afraid of being glassed,stabbed or murdered. It should be safe for women to go out alone without the fear of being drugged, raped or any other violent crimes committed against her.

Why is respect for each other no longer being taught in the home. Violence now seems to be tolerated in society by people in general, by our lawmakers and by the courts. The weak sentences handed down to criminals is not even a deterrent, is it not time that much harsher penalties be handed out to these thugs to make them realise that it is unacceptable to treat people the way they do?

It use to be that a person’s life was worth something, especially to them and their family. Now, if a family member is murdered, it may only be a two or three year goal term, then eighteen months off for good behaviour. Where is the good behaviour in murdering somebody, fourteen months served for taking a person’s life hardly seems fair, or am I missing something? Had this person had the right or knowledge to stand up for themselves against these criminals they may still be alive and living a normal happy life. I would like to see the laws changed, if sentences where longer and people knew they would be put away for a long stretch they may think twice before they commit the crime.

We should be given the right to protect ourselves, our families and property and not allow these bullies to make us live our lives in fear.…