The Watchlist Internet
The Watchlist Internet is a project to prevent and to fight against online crime such as fraud and other online traps. Since 2013 the project team researches into fake sites and online fraud cases, with the objective to seriously inform the public at large with news articles on its website. Its unique selling points are continuity and effective search engine optimization. The project also contributes to fighting online crime at large by the network it has established between e-commerce platforms, private banks, governmental bodies and law enforcement agencies in Austria. Essential to the success of the project is also the close cooperation with the online dispute settlement body “Internet Ombudsmann” and with the stakeholders and users of the website, which contribute to reporting cases.
The Project started in July 2013 and is still running.