About Cyber Street Smart

Many of us are so dependent on the Internet and wireless gadgets that we can barely shop, socialize or do business without them. While taking care of business online is convenient, if you are not careful it can leave you exposed to con artists and thieves. CyberStreetSmart.org can help you avoid online scams and frauds, become a smart online shopper, recognize fraudulent emails, protect your identity and steer clear of predators who stalk networking and dating sites.

CyberStreetSmart.org is the centerpiece of a statewide effort led by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) to educate consumers about how to protect themselves while conducting online transactions. The Cyber Street Smart project uses subway and bus advertising, research driven media, and grassroots organizing on college campuses to promote a "street smart" approach to online activities and publicize the CyberStreetSmart.org Web site.

Cyber Street Smart is a project of the New York Public Interest Research Group Fund with funding from a court-approved settlement of anti-trust claims brought by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission.  The views and statements expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission.