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OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online







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OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.


The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with the federal agencies listed below. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Share Our Resources


OnGuardOnline.gov encourages you to share our resources with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. There are many ways to let others know about OnGuardOnline.gov, and about making smart choices online: post buttons and banners on your site, use your social networking skills, or, order free publications to hand out at events or conferences—or just to give out in your community.




Avoid Scams


Scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe each year. Being on guard online can help you maximize the benefits of the internet and minimize your chance of being defrauded. Learn how to recognize common scams and what you can do to avoid them.




Tech Support Scams
Don't be tricked by scammers who call and claim they can "fix" your computer.




Avoiding Online Scams
Ten steps you can take to avoid scams




Common Online Scams
Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money


 
Spam
What you can do to reduce unwanted commercial emails




Phishing
What to do about messages that ask for your personal information




Money Transfer Scams
Scammers often insist on money transfers for payment because wiring money is like sending cash: Once it's gone, you can't get it back




Online Dating Scams
Signs that your online love is a scam artist




Online Penny Auctions
Tips to help you understand how penny auctions work and recognize the pitfalls before you lose any money




Identity Theft
If you believe your personal information has been lost or stolen, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage




Tax-Related Identity Theft
Warning signs that an identity thief has used your social security number for tax purposes and what to do about it




Work-at-Home Scams
Bogus ads often promise steady income for minimal labor




Weight Loss Claims
Weight loss gimmicks that promise more than they can deliver




Lotteries and Sweepstakes Scams
Have to pay to get your prize? It’s a scam.




Fake Check Scams
A fake check can take weeks to uncover – and cost you a fortune




Imposter Scams
Tips to help you spot a scammer impersonating a friend or relative




Mystery Shopper Scams
Interested in mystery shopping? Distinguish real opportunities from bogus offers




Bogus Apartment Rentals
Looking for an apartment? Look out for bogus listings.




Miracle Cures
Health products that overpromise usually under-deliver. Here’s why.




Debt Relief Scams
Some debt relief offers are code for bankruptcy




Pay-in-Advance Credit Offers
Legitimate lenders don’t guarantee you credit – or require large upfront fees – before you apply




Investment Schemes
Signs that a “low risk” investment is really a sham




The “Nigerian” Email Scam
Don’t believe strangers who offer “big rewards” to help them move money out of a foreign country




 
 
 Computer Security
 
 Tips to help you secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves
   
     
 
 
 Malware
 
 Tips for avoiding, detecting, and getting rid of viruses and spyware
   
     
 
 
 Securing Your Wireless Network
 
 Steps to take to protect the wireless network in your home
   
     
 
 
 P2P File-Sharing Risks
 
 Computer security risks to consider before sharing files through a P2P network
   
     
 
 
 Laptop Security
 
 Steps you can take to prevent a thief from snatching your laptop – and all the valuable information stored on it
   
     
 
 
 Disposing of Old Computers
 
 Getting rid of a computer? Take these steps to protect your personal information.
   
     
 
 
 Laptop Security Bookmark
Steps you can take to keep your laptop from getting lost or stolen


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