Online Safety

Bureau of Consumer Protection

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Description:

Website offers a wide variety of information to help consumers avoid and report fraud and deception.


Consumer Sentinel

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Description:

Get the facts on consumer frauds from Internet cons, prize promotions, work-at-home schemes, and telemarketing scams to identity theft--and report fraud complaints so they can be shared with law enforcement.


Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Description:

Consumer information about deterring, detecting and defending against identity theft


Free Computer Training Online

Source: GCFLearnFree.org

Description:

Resource provides computer training on everything from basic computer understanding, Microsoft word, Social Networking, and more.


Microsoft Security at Home

Source: Microsoft Corporation

Description:

Resources for PC users to help avoid identity theft, viruses, spyware, "phishing" and more.


OnGuard Online

Source: U.S. Government

Description:

Website developed by a consortium of government agencies (including the Federal Trade Commission, Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service). The site includes easy-to-understand information about safe auctions, phishing, spyware, etc.


Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

"Age Page" discusses how to evaluate the reliability of a healthcare-related website


Senior Medicare Patrol

Description:

Government-funded project involves professionals and senior volunteers to fight fraud, abuse and error in the Medicare and Medicaid programs


Social Networking Dos and Don'ts

Source: AARP

Description:

Information on seniors using Twitter, Facebook, online communities and other computer-based social interaction


Video: How to Spot Health Fraud

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

Video helps consumers discriminate between legitimate healthcare practices and fraudulent practices and products.