The following links are presented solely as potential useful sources of information. The inclusion of a link does not constitute endorsement of a company or product by the Queensland Police Service, nor does it imply that any company or site not listed here offers inferior services.
The Queensland Police Service-Major Fraud Investigation Group has responsibility for conducting and assisting in investigations of major and serious fraud, arson offences, the forfeiture of assets under the Crimes (Confiscation) Act, proceeds of crime, and computer related crime
The Queensland Police Service Fraud Prevention Booklet provides information n relation to risks, causes and prevention measures relating to fraud.
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading provides advice in relation to Nigerian loan/investment Scams and subscription to a weekly update of scams by sending an email to: FairTradingUpdate@dtrft.qld.gov.au
The Australian Federal Police enforces Commonwealth criminal law, and protects Commonwealth and national interests from crime in Australia and overseas. Their area of focus includes combating e-crime.
The Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) is a national stand-alone centre hosted by the Australian Federal Police. It’s role is to provide a national coordinated approach to combat high tech crime matters, assist in improving the capacity of all jurisdictions to deal with high tech crime and to support efforts to protect the National Information Infrastructure
Scamwatch is a Government site maintained by the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA)
The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) is responsible for regulating telecommunications and radio-communications, including promoting industry self-regulation and managing the radiofrequency spectrum. The ACA also has significant consumer protection responsibilities. Information relating to the obligations of telecommunications organisations to law enforcement is available from the following links on the ACA’s website: http://www.aca.gov.au/consumer_info/fact_sheets/industry_fact_sheets/fsi04.htm
The Australian Broadcasting Authorityadministers a 'co-regulatory' scheme for Internet content. The scheme aims to address community concerns about offensive and illegal material on the Internet and, in particular, to protect children from exposure to material that is unsuitable for them.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is the only national agency dealing generally with competition matters and the only agency with responsibility for enforcement of the Trade Practices Act and the associated State/Territory application legislation. It targets online conduct, which involves misleading or deceptive claims, scams, fraud or misuse of personal information.
The Telephone Information Services Standards Council (TISSC) is an independent regulatory body that sets fair standards for the message content and advertising of any Australian telecommunication service with the prefix 190, in the form of a Code of Practice. Complaints concerning 190 Service Providers can be lodged online with the TISSC.
AusCERT, Australia’s national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, based at The University of Queensland. AusCERT monitors and evaluates global computer network threats and vulnerabilities from numerous sources throughout the year, including after hours when Coordination Centre staff remain on-call to respond to new information in a time critical manner.
Spews (Spam prevention early warning system) provides a list of areas on the Internet which several system administrators, ISP postmasters, and other service providers have assembled and use to deny email and in some cases, all network traffic from. This private list is now available for the general public to read and/or use for email filtering.
Caube (Coalition against unsolicited bulk email) is an all-volunteer grassroots organisation dedicated to eliminating spam from electronic mail boxes, with a focus on Australia's role in preventing spam.
The National Fraud Information Centre (NFIC), was established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest non-profit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement. The site not only enables consumers to get answers to their questions and report possible fraud, but it is a valuable educational tool.
The Internet Fraud Complaint Centre (IFCC) is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Centre. If you have been the victim of an offence committed by an offender from the U.S.A. then you can lodge a complaint via the Internet directly to the IFCC, who may forward the matter to the relevant jurisdiction for investigation.
The Identity Theft Resource Centre at the US Federal Trade Commission is dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft. The site includes topics such as victim resources, consumer resources, workplace ID theft, and scam and consumer alerts.
The following links provide a glossary of terms and definitions for computers and information technology:
What Is: http://whatis.techtarget.com/
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