Monday, June 14, 2010

Avoiding Internet Fraud Schemes

"Looks Too Good To Be" is a web site that educates consumers and helps prevent them from becoming victims of internet fraud schemes.

The funding for the site comes from the United States Postal Inspection Service and the FBI.

Their page on fraud types is comprehensive; it explains Auction Fraud; Financial Fraud; Identity Fraud; Sweepstakes/Lottery Fraud, and much more.

You can take a risk assessment test to see if you could potentially fall victim to one of these schemes.

Another site,, provides tips for avoiding internet fraud.


  1. Very helpful sites. These days it's hard to know what to trust and not. Thanks.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. You're welcome, Mason ~ and I know exactly how you feel. When I saw that this particular site was sponsored by the US Postal Inspection & the FBI, I knew it had to have some solid info.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great post, Kathleen.