U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe provides this resource center to provide assistance and help constituents with internet security, child protection, identity theft, and other important resources.
Internet Security Links
This website provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Phishing is a scam where Internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal and financial information(credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims. This website provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Spyware is a software program that may be installed on your computer without your consent to monitor your use, send pop-up ads, redirect your computer to certain websites, or record keystrokes, which could lead to identity theft. This is iformational website about Spyware and how to prevent it.
Spam is unsolicited commercial email, often sent in bulk quantities. This is Federal Trade Commission's Informational Website about Spam
- Spam Scams
Some email users have lost money to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their in-box. This website will provide you with tips that can help you avoid spam scams. Some examples of spam scams are: Nigerian Email Scam; Foreign Lotteries; Work-at-Home scams; Weight Loss Claims
- Identity Theft
Your National Resource About ID Theft from The Federal Trade Commission.
- Family Internet Safety Contract
- Kidz Privacy
Federal Trade Commission's website about Kids Privacy
A joint project of consumer protection agencies from 20 nations.
- Consumer Sentinel
This website gives consumers a way to voice their complaints about fraud to law enforcement officials worldwide.
- Anti-Phishing Working Group
- File a complaint about an internet fraud
- Internet fraud-prevention
Free fraud-prevention DVDs from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
This website was developed to arm you with information so you don’t fall victim to the Internet scam artists.
- Internet Crime Prevention Tips
- Wireless Security
This website provides you with steps on how to protect your wireless network.