The information is separated into categories based on the region of the state and the different types of fraud. Users designate the regions of the state in which they have a primary interest, and receive e-mail alerts each time new information is posted to those regions. There are also categories for statewide, national and robbery alerts.
TBA is responsible for the day-to-day management of the system. To ensure that the site's sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands, new users must be approved by an administrator. To prevent excessive alerts and irrelevant information from being posted, new alerts must also be approved by TBA-designated moderators.
Although users receive e-mail alerts when new information is posted to their region, none of the sensitive information from the postings is ever sent through e-mail; the alerts simply notify the user of a new alert posting in their region.
Fraud-Net is available free to all TBA members, law enforcement professionals and regulators.Fraud-Net can be accessed at www.fraud-net.com .