These resources were used in the Computer Crimes portion of the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update Class.
This is the PowerPoint presentation viewed during the Update class.
Updated statistics are available from the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s 2013 Annual Report. (The latest year available.) The latest state-specific statistics for Florida are included.
With the rapid increase in the number of GPS-enable cellphones that are equipped with cameras, Geotagging has become a hot topic over the last few years. Here is a good overview video featuring a famous Mythbusters TV star.
The link to the original ABC News video is here but may not play in all web browsers.
The U.S. Army Safety briefing on the dangers of geo-tagging for the military is especially eye-opening.
Snopes.com is still the best place to check to see if an email is genuine or a hoax/scam.
The Federal Trade Commission is a great resource for free handouts about internet safety crime prevention. Here are some of the latest offerings that you can order in bulk.
A comprehensive toolkit to help organizations combat identity theft by raising awareness and educating people by hosting a Protect Your Identity Day. Kit includes info and sample materials on a CD and videos on a DVD. 5.125″x11″, 28 pages, color. Note: Although the FTC has recently discontinued the publication and distribution of this item, you can still access all of the resources (checklists, Power Point presentations, etc.) by following the links here.
The FTC’s updated and comprehensive guide for victims of identity theft, including to-do lists, contact information, blank forms and sample letters. 8.5″x11″, 68 pages, color.
Disclaimer: Although I am an instructor for the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute, I am not an employee. The views expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Florida Office of the Attorney General.