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Wiped off the web: what you can do to protect your reputation online

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As you all probably know, finding information on just about anyone on the web is easy. Just head to Google or any other search engines and you can find information, even pictures pop up.

But what if what appears, shows something that can be damaging to your reputation. Something that's not true?

We spoke to computer experts, an ex-Honolulu Police Officer, and an attorney about what can be done to wipe you off the web.

Here are a few more tips, and some help for you in what can be a big challenge.

Google Alerts - A free service offered by Google. Register, and enter your name as a search term, and Google will send you an e-mail everytime there is an update on a page that includes your name.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center -  The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established as a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to serve as a means to receive Internet related criminal complaints.

If you are a victim of an Internet crime, such as identity theft, extortion, auction, or others, you can file with the FBI. It also offers tips to avoid such scams.

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