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Re: Riding the Disinformation Superhighway
Posted by: Keith Regan 2002-12-30 11:18:49
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Recognizing that more consumers than ever would take to the Internet for holiday shopping this year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned consumers to be cautious. Their first piece of advice: Deal with only those companies that you know and trust. But because the Web is a blind medium, sometimes it is not even possible to verify the identity of the person at the other end of a transaction. On the disinformation superhighway, scams are increasingly successful at passing for the real McCoy.


Re: Riding the Disinformation Superhighway
Posted by: TechWrite 2002-12-30 16:37:18 In reply to: Keith Regan
"A sucker born every minute," as P.T. Barnum once said. I was amazed to read a couple of articles recently about people who have fallen victim to those chain letters from Africa (often Nigeria) that require the recipient's help in getting ahold of their $15 million or so.
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