Anti-Fraud Organizations

The following organizations are involved in identifying, tracking, or stopping phishing attacks:

The Anti-Phishing Working Group
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)is an industry association focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing. The organization provides a forum to discuss phishing issues, define the scope of the phishing problem in terms of hard and soft costs, and share information and best practices for eliminating the problem.

FBI - Internet Crime Complaint Center
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

The Coalition on Online Identity Theft
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
Some of the biggest names in e-commerce, including, eBay and Microsoft, have formed a coalition to curb online identity theft.

SCAMwatch is a website run by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). The aim of SCAMwatch is to provide information to consumers and small business about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. Scams that are reported to SCAMwatch will be analysed by the ACCC.

The United States Federal Trade Commission
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them.

Secure Florida
Secure Florida's mission is to protect the citizens and economy of Florida by safeguarding information systems, reducing vulnerability to cyber attacks, and increasing responsiveness to any threat.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program. Our publications empower you to take action to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection.

Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
We Fight the Nigerian Scam with Education. Its a US$5 Billion (as of 1996, much more now) worldwide Scam which has run since the early 1980's under Successive Governments of Nigeria. It is also referred to as "Advance Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud" (Four-One-Nine) after the relevant section of the Criminal Code of Nigeria.