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The term 'internet scam' is a general way to define the different types of fraud that consumers face when using the Internet. Scammers use technical tools or 'social engineering' techniques to compromise consumer's personal information with different objectives, but normally with the intention of getting consumer's money.
Reporting international scams
Government oganisation websites
- Australia - Scamwatch
- Australia - ACORN
- Australia - The Australian Government has developed My Guide, a short guide to help individuals put in place some good online security habits. My Guide helps consumers to stay smart online so you can avoid falling victim to scammers.
- Australia - Meet the Scammers - reported by Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop, aired Monday 11th February 2019 at 8.30pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.
- Canada - Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
- Canada - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Europe - Europol
- The Netherlands - Fraud Held Desk
- The Netherlands - Authority for Consumers and Markets consumer information portal ConsuWijzer. Check out their Online Shop Check videos below:
- New Zealand - Scamwatch
- New Zealand - Reported Scams
- Saudi Arabia - Scam.sa, an awareness portal against financial scams. Read more here.
- United Kingdom - National Trading Standards eCrime
- United Kingdom - Citizens Advice
- United States - ConsumerFTC
- United States - FTCcomplaintassistant
- United States - FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)