The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) partners with other government agencies to provide a wide range of tips that include protecting your computer, teaching children how to stay safe online and using public Wi-Fi networks safely.
Scam alerts are the focus of this FTC-sponsored site that helps you stay a step ahead of the latest scam tactics. Get details about recent scams in the news and sign up to receive FTC scam alerts by email.
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Ask a different credit agency for a report every 4 months to stay up-to-date on your credit status. For example, ask Experian in January, Equifax in May and TransUnion in September.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides a comprehensive resource center for protecting your finances, understanding financial privacy and avoiding identity theft and fraud. This includes an online presentation titled "Don't Be an Online Victim: How to Guard against Internet Thieves and Electronic Scams" that highlights steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of financial fraud.
The IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Its mission is to give victims an easy-to-use method to report suspected Internet related crime so that law enforcement agencies across the country have access to these reports to identify trends to solve crime.
Endorsed by the U.S. Congress i-SAFE is a proactive prevention-oriented Internet Safety Education and Outreach program, dedicated to empowering the youth of America to safely and responsibly take control of their online experiences.
A wide range of kids' online safety issues is covered here. Topics include cyberbullying, staying safe on social networks and mobile security. This site also provides information about parents' rights under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
This site focuses on protecting your child's identity with tips on how to limit the risk of identity theft at school, check credit reports for fraud attempts and repair damage if identity fraud occurs.