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Consumer group spotlights the top five Internet scams

...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 online users. The nonprofit organization, based in Washington, launched Internet Fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/10/12/met_199939.shtml
Metro
Feds warn consumers about Internet scams

...on guard when online, federal regulators announced Tuesday an education and law enforcement push against the top Internet scams. Ranging from fraudulent auctions to mystery phone charges, the Federal Trade Commission listed the "Top Ten Dot-Cons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/01/tec_298030.shtml
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...Aug. 31, Adventureland, rated R SELF-DEFENSE FOR SENIORS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday INTERNET SAFETY & AVOIDING INTERNET SCAMS: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 STORYTIME: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; for ages 3 and younger MAXWELL BRANCH...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/06/ric_543264.shtml
Richmond Neighbors
Online buyers: Beware

...patrolling the net and setting up traps to get easy money. Last week the Federal Trade Commission highlighted the top ten Internet scams that have raised their ugly heads over the past few years. Some of these scams are as old as the hills: "Work at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/13/op_300588.shtml
Opinion columns
Click it: Remember to check computer before midnight

...every day to send email, shop, and cruise for information. The cyberworld of viruses, malware, bank fraud and Internet scams is often distant and confusing, and warning messages may go unseen or unheeded.Also, some people simply don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/technology/2012-07-08/click-it-remember-check-
Your money: Take precautions when going online to shop

...people off. Scammers know they can take advantage of consumers who are looking for bargains. Given the reach of the Internet, scams are not restricted to one area or even one country. The BBB of western Ontario recently reported an online scam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/17/yrb_483782.shtml
Your Business
News you can use

...888-5OPT-OUT number. I KEEP AN EYE on my credit cards whenever they leave my hands to avoid skimming. I DO NOT RESPOND to Internet scams and hang up on telephone solicitors. I KEEP PERSONAL identifying information in a locked or protected area of my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/02/met_457553.shtml
Metro
'Tis the season for hams, yams and scams

...smooth-talking salesmen, consumers today need to be on the lookout for fake charities and a slew of sophisticated Internet scams that are out to steal identities. The spread of good tidings must therefore go hand-in-hand with some good tips...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/30/bus_396630.shtml
Business
Company to offer refunds following pyramid scheme on World Wide Web

...recovered $2.8 million that had been wired to bank accounts in Antigua. Pyramid schemes topped a list of the top five Internet scams issued last year by the National Consumer League in Washington, D.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/26/tec_204599.shtml
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Rants and raves

Comments from readers: FOLKS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY no reason for anyone to fall for these Internet scams anymore. Please remind your family, especially the elderly, that they should never send money to people they "meet" online...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-05-11/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
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