involve the use of a specially crafted email and/or a website to
obtain sensitive information. The email is "cast" out to
thousands of people in the hopes that a few will respond.
Those that do respond will likely fall victim to fraud or identity
to the new, and growing, practice of using technology to harass, or
bully, someone else. Bullies used to be restricted to methods
such as physical intimidation, postal mail, or the telephone.
Now, developments in electronic media offer forums such as email,
instant messaging, web pages, and digital photos to add to the
arsenal. Computers, cell phones, and PDA's are new tools that
can be applied to an old practice.
"Never write down
anything you do not want the whole world to know."
TO FILE A COMPLAINT contact the
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center.