VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Urges Floridians to be Cautious Online on Safer Internet Day
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is urging Floridians to exercise caution online on Safer Internet Day. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, more than 42,000 Floridians lost a combined total of nearly $845 million to cybercrime in 2022. Attorney General Moody is highlighting several Scams at a Glance resources to inform Floridians about cyber threats.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “We are fighting cyber fraud on many fronts, but one of the best ways to stop crime online is to equip Floridians with the tools and resources needed to avoid falling prey. On Safer Internet Day, I am highlighting our Scams at a Glance resources to help Floridians across our state stay safe online.”
Attorney General Moody’s Scams at a Glance resources provide Floridians with information about common scams. The Scams at a Glance resources that help Floridians avoid falling prey to cyber threats include:
- Scams at a Glance: Identity Theft: Provides red flags, warnings and tips to avoid identity theft fraud;
- Scams at a Glance: Tech Support: Alerts consumers to tech-support scams and offers tips to avoid this form of fraud;
- Scams at a Glance: E-Commerce Cons: Offers instruction on how to spot and avoid scams when shopping online; and
- Scams at a Glance: Cryptocurrency: Warns Floridians about cryptocurrency-related scams and shares what to be on the lookout for.
To view all the Scams at a Glance resources, click here.
Attorney General Moody’s Cyber Fraud Enforcement Unit combats online scammers and other cybercrime. To learn more about the unit, click here.
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