AP story about net fraud

Jan Whitaker jwhit@primenet.com
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 19:53:34 -0700 (MST)


Link readers might find this interesting:

Consumer League releases
                     top five Internet scams

                     October 9, 1996
                     Web posted at:10:30 p.m. EDT 

                     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The messages flood electronic
mail
                     boxes and clog the Internet: MAKE MONEY AT HOME!
                     ORDER CHIPS CHEAP! EARN CASH FAST! 

                     But on-line as in life, if it sounds too good to be
true, it probably is.
                     On Wednesday, the National Consumer League issued a
list of the
                     top five Internet scams, based on complaints from
on-line users. 

                     The nonprofit organization, based in Washington,
launched Internet
                     Fraud Watch this year to monitor on-line scams and
stop scam
                     artists. 


Full story at:  http://cnn.com/TECH/9610/09/internet.fraud.ap/index.html


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