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Common Scams & Frauds
The Internet has revolutionized shopping, business and social life, but it has also created new opportunities for con artists and thieves. Before the rise of e-commerce cons ran their schemes in person, by mail or over the phone. Now they can hide behind convincing but phony websites and email their too-good-to-be-true offers to thousands of consumers from almost anywhere in the world.
- Consumer Sentinel: Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data January - December 2006, Federal Trade Commission, February 2007
When she handed over her debit card number during a call with a Talent Palooza '06 promoter, Isa, a 21-year-old college student from the Bronx, thought she was paying for a posh trip to Florida and a shot at a career as a fashion model.More...