Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

Who to contact about credit card Fraud

Internet Fraud Complaint Center (run by the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center)


Bell Labs cryptologist sees digital signature flaw, fix

People For Internet Responsibility Statement on Electronic Signatures and Documents know about newly-enabled e-frauds!

The Esign effect Before the virtual ink of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (Esign) could dry, a slew of companies began bombarding corporate customers with new ways to use the much-hyped technology. And the fervor sparked by the law may leave many enterprises, start-ups, and digital exchanges wondering how, whether, and when to begin pulling digital signature use into corporate operations.

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National Fraud Information Center

The Internet Fraud Complaint Center 775-295-1818
The task force is charged with investigating and arresting those who use computer technology to commit fraud, steal identities, invade private records, conduct industrial espionage, engage in information warfare, traffic in child pornography. online investment schemes to auction fraud. The Nevada Cyber Crime Task Force has a new home in its hunt for hackers and cyber criminals.Located in North Las Vegas near the task force's old lab site that was housed in the Energy Department complex at 232 Energy Way includes forensic laboratories, training and includes on-site evidence vaults, FBI Special Agent Alan Peters said. The multi-agency task force got its first true base of operations in December 2001, after the group was created by an act of the 1999 Legislature to investigate the growing number of computer-related crimes. The FBI, the task force also includes Metro, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police, the Nevada Department of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Service inspectors and the attorney general's office. The task force uses special tools, such as Encase -- a computer program that unlocks deleted and hidden files from computer hard drives -- to find clues cyber criminals have left behind, Peters said. The task force also has a facility in Reno at the Washoe County sheriff's office to help combat the growing numbers of cyber crimes. The Internet Fraud Complaint Center, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, recorded 75,063 cyber crime complaints in 2002, including auction fraud, credit card fraud, child pornography and computer intrusions among other offenses. The number of complaints rose from 49,957 in 2001. Those wishing to report a cyber crime can contact the task force at 775-295-1818, or can file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center online (

When to make the cybersecurity call
Government and industry will establish formal practices and guidelines for private sector organizations to report cybersecurity incidents to government officials, according to Howard Schmidt, acting chairman of the President's Cybersecurity Board. Many incidents, such as the compromise of the Internet root servers, go unreported, since there exists no formal process for handling such incidents. The National Communications System, formerly of the Defense Information Systems Agency, now at Homeland Security, already helps industry report Internet infrastructure incidents.


National Consumers League's National Fraud Information Center
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