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Research How to Report an Online Scam to Law Enforcement

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In this extension, you will research and take notes on how to report an online scam to law enforcement.

Online scams are illegal.

Scammers are committing a crime by trying to take people’s property, money, or information.

Reporting scams is an important way to help make the internet a safer place for everyone.

You won’t get in trouble.

Law enforcement want you to contact them if you or someone you know finds a scam online.

In this extension, you will: Search for information online, Take notes about how to report a scam, And list what type of information should be included to report an online scam.

To begin, make a copy of your document and rename it.

Add a page break at the end of your project to begin working on a new page.

Add a new section heading titled How to Report a Scam to Law Enforcement.

Start a bulleted list beneath your heading.

Next, open a new browser tab and go to google dot com.

Search for how to report scams to federal agencies and local authorities where you live.

Search for: Where you can report online scams and cyber crimes, Types of federal or national law enforcement where you can report scams, How to report scams online, What information you will need to provide, And what types of resources there are if you are a victim of a scam.

Use official, government, and law enforcement websites to gather as much information as possible.

These sites often end in dot gov and are maintained by the same federal agencies where you report scams.

When you find information about how to report an online scam, return to your document and take notes in a bulleted list.

Then link your notes back to the website where you found the information.

Add at least five pieces of information about how to report an online scam.

Great work!

This is valuable information to know and share with others in case you encounter an online scam and need to report it.

Now, it’s your turn: Insert a page break and add a heading, Search for information about how to report an online scam to law enforcement, Take notes in a bulleted list, And link your notes to the websites where you found the information.

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