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Moving from Research Log to Outline to Paragraph Start w/ the research log… Subtopic #1: ____How can I protect myself from Internet Fraud? Source: http://www.internetfraud.usdoj.gov/ What does it say : Be Careful About Giving Out Valuable Personal Data Online. If you see e-mail messages from someone you don't know that ask you for personal data - such as your Social Security number, credit-card number, or password - don't just send the data without knowing more about who's asking. Criminals have been known to send messages in which they pretend to be (for example) a systems administrator or Internet service provider representative in order to persuade people online that they should disclose valuable personal data. While secure transactions with known e-commerce sites are fairly safe, especially if you use a credit card, nonsecure messages to unknown recipients are not. Source: http://www.fraud.org/tips/internet/phishing.htm What does it say: Watch out for “phishy” emails. The most common form of phishing is emails pretending to be from a legitimate retailer, bank, organization, or government agency. The sender asks to “confirm” your personal information for some made-up reason: your account is about to be closed, an order for something has been placed in your name, or your information has been lost because of a computer problem. Another tactic phishers use is to say they‟re from the fraud departments of well-known companies and ask to verify your information because they suspect you may be a victim of identity theft! In one case, a phisher claimed to be from a state lottery commission and requested people‟s banking information to deposit their “winnings” in their accounts. Outlining I How to avoid Internet Fraud A. Don‟t give out personal data 1. Never email your ss # 2. Make sure all credit card transactions are secure. B. Be smart about common “phishing” tactics 1. Don‟t “confirm” personal info 2. Don‟t believe that the “fraud” company is legit 3. Don‟t believe the lottery commission wants to deposit money into your bank. Writing it out Technology is a great tool, not only for you, but also for criminals. The US Department of Justice recommends that you never give out your social security number to anyone. Criminals can use the number to pretend to be you and take out loans or rack up debt. (Internet Fraud) Also as the website for the National Consumer league says, “Watch out for “phishy” emails. The most common form of phishing is emails pretending to be from a legitimate retailer, bank, organization, or government agency. The sender asks to “confirm” your personal information for some made-up reason: your account is about to be closed, an order for something has been placed in your name, or your information has been lost because of a computer problem.” (Avoid Getting „Hooked‟) Phishing is a common Internet fraud tactic in which a criminal pretends to be a legitimate institutions such as a “fraud” department or a “lottery” commission, in the hope that they can trick you into divulging your personal information or your credit card number. Works Cited "Avoid Getting 'Hooked' by Phishers." Phishing. 2004. National Consumer League. 10 Oct 2006 <http://www.fraud.org/tips/internet/phishing.htm>. "Internet Fraud." Internet Fraud. 15 May 2001. US Government. 5 Oct 2006 <http://www.internetfraud.usdoj.gov/#What%20Is%20Internet%20Fraud>.