Online Information Center

Online Safety

Bureau of Consumer Protection

Source: Federal Trade Commission


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

Consumer Sentinel

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission


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


Consumer information about deterring, detecting and defending against identity theft

Free Computer Training Online



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

Microsoft Security at Home

Source: Microsoft Corporation


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

OnGuard Online

Source: U.S. Government


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


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

Senior Medicare Patrol


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


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


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