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Considering the Internet is a 'global' medium, how can it be policed 'locally'? This is one of the major obstacles facing law enforcement - that Internet activity is global and therefore issues of jurisdi...
CDUQUE
06/22/2006
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JShea
07/05/2006
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06/22/2006
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To prevent or minimize lost or stolen checks from being forged, is there a central check verification company or other business that you can report your checking account and routing numbers to so that the...
Barry
06/22/2006
arrow icon None that we know of. Once a person discovers checks lost o...
JShea
06/22/2006
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How easy is it for children to order products on line and how is the age of the person verified--example, medication, alcohol?
Willaette
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Are teens just as likely as adults to become victims of Identity Theft on-line?
Vanessa Lucero
06/22/2006
arrow icon The Bureau of Justice Statistics looked at identity theft am...
JShea
06/22/2006
arrow icon Teens are very susceptible to being scammed online. Though ...
CDUQUE
06/22/2006
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I think merchants are making ID theft easier by not asking for passwords or ID's when using bank cards. Do you know of any requirements for them to check ID's?
Julie
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Information that goes into "cyberspace" seems unprotected and at-risk, no matter what the site says. True? How then to protect sensitive information with, say, financial institutions, et...
Susan Edwards
06/22/2006
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Susan Edwards
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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If we wanted to set-up an Internet task force in our community, whom should we recruit to participate? What do other task forces set-up look like?
M.Betancourt
06/22/2006
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cstonebraker
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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What do you think of online password vaults that claim to manage and access all your userId, passwords, PIN codes and other secrets from any Internet access point.
Oralia Diaz
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Do you think that the new initiatives being implemented by MySpace (requiring entry of the minor MySpace user's last name or email adress for verification, before allowing adults to access their profile / ...
Michael
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Store was robbed. Computer 'tower' was stolen. This was mom and pop store. All employee payroll records, including SSNs were in it. What should employees begin to do to protect themselves from possible ID ...
M. Ochoa-Flynn
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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I am an educator looking for interactive curriculum for middle school students, related to internet safety. It would be a benefit if the program addressed websites such as myspace and other popular sites, ...
SARP Center SLO
06/22/2006
arrow icon You may want to look at NetSmartz.org. NetSmartz is a partne...
cstonebraker
07/05/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Are there any good internet safety programs that are being taught to school age children? Where would I be able to get these materials?
M.Betancourt
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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After the ID Theft Victim realizes that the crime occurred, how can crime victim advocates help the Victim? Can the Advocate assist in restoring the Victim's credit history? Are there sample forms, lette...
Mark
06/22/2006
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Linda Foley
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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What actions can be taken, or what tools can one use to prevent kids from having access to unsafe sites while using the internet? Just how eaisy is it for someone to steal someone's identity over the in...
Terry Hall
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Hi Joselle! WiredSafety.org loves working with you and the others at NCPC. How can groups collaborate better to help keep kids safer online? Parry Aftab, Exec Director, WiredSafety.org
Parry Aftab
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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I am familiar with the problems of children posting on sites such as myspace and facebook, just to name a few, but are there any other sites that you are aware of, where problems are arising from children ...
Rob
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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What impact has there been regarding the impact of identity theft on college campuses? How has campus law enforcement been reacting to the problem? Thank you
David Flaherty
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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In conjunction with the Buffalo Police Department's Citizen Advisory Group-to the Police Commissioner (CAG), we host an annual Youth Police Academy for 7th and 8th graders and Scouts. The one day academie...
Michele Graves
06/22/2006
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Jamie
06/22/2006
arrow icon Bullying online is a growing problem, and has the same effec...
JShea
06/22/2006
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Michael
06/22/2006
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ECHO, Exploited Children's Help Organization based in Louisville, KY delivers sexual abuse prevention programs to K-8 grades. The videos we currently use are: "What ta Do", and &quo...
ECHO Volunteer
06/22/2006
arrow icon Try isafe.org. Our school district (www.holliston.k12.ma.us...
Michael
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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What percentage of fraudulent emails (Nigerian, phishing attempts, etc.) are domestic versus overseas-based, and can you please share your sources of information? Is the problem just getting worse instead ...
M.G. Alonzo
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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Working for a local police department in Maryland, where would you refer someone that just contacted you and said that they were a victim of identity theft?
Debbie Tall
06/22/2006
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Debbie Tall
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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What internet safety policies are recommended for children attending community technology centers accross the nation, using computers for leisure time activities there?
Margo Swift
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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How can a person remove personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth, etc. from the public records such as real estate transactions, employment applications, etc. of the 70's, 80's ...
David Dweck
06/22/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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When providing personal information at a so-called "secure" site, does the little gold lock at the bottom of the screen signify the information is really secure? Also, in your opinion, w...
Cynthia B.
06/22/2006
arrow icon The padlock icon just signifies that the information being p...
b
08/29/2006
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JShea
06/22/2006
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