Skepticism Can Save You Money

2 October 2001, revised 15 March 2002. Sadly, many examples of Internet fraud exist. These range from illegal stock schemes to advertising, charity and other scams.

Examples:

"Teen Conned Investors Out of $1 Million," USA Today, 8 January 2002, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"SEC Sues Company over Online Anthrax Claims," 12 December 2001, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"Yahoo Yanks Fake News Release From Message Board ," Newsbytes, 9 May 2001, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"Authorities Uncover Net Banking Scheme," ComputerWorld, 12 April 2001, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"Arrest Made in Emulex Hoax," Washington Post, 1 September 2000, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"Internet Implicated in Stock-Fraud Arrests in California," New York Times, 16 December 1999, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

"Fake Internet News Account Sends a Stock Price Soaring," New York Times, 8 April 1999, reviewed online 15 March 2002.

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