What is the Definition of an Internet Crime?
"Internet crime is defined as any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment/business opportunity schemes."
As defined by www.ic3.gov
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical information from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers, and protect your privacy. The site includes information on 20 topics as well as games and videos.
Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business includes a brochure and a tutorial about protecting customers’ and employees’ personal information.
Deter, Detect, Defend: Avoid ID Theft offers detailed information about avoiding identity theft and what to do if personal information is stolen or abused.
If you have been a victim of the following crimes, click here.
- Computer intrusion (i.e. hacking)
- Password trafficking
- Counterfeiting of currency
- Child Pornography or Exploitation
- Child Exploitation and Internet Fraud
matters that have a mail nexus
- Internet fraud and SPAM
- Place on individual lines
- Trafficking in explosive or incendiary
devices or firearms over the Internet
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Identity Theft Resource Center
Department of Justice: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
Michigan Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Cyber Tipline