Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The terrible reach of online scams

By JON TEVLIN, Star Tribune

It's easier than ever for con artists to trick people into parting with their money. And it's harder than ever for authorities to stop them.

Pete Giancola was looking for a bass boat for his son, so he went looking on eBay, where he found one listed for a good price.

He began the purchase, but it didn't take long for "the bells and whistles to start going off" for Giancola, an insurance agent trained to look for fraud.

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