What are Internet Scams?

The use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them, for example by stealing personal information, which can even lead to identity theft. A very common form of Internet fraud is the distribution of rogue security software. 

Internet services can be used to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme.1

Resources for Spotting Scams

Internet Scam Alerts and News

Internet Crime Complaint Center's (IC3)



Reporting A Scam

To report a security concern:
Email 24/7: iso@apu.edu