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Online Scams

The Internet has become a powerful social and economic force which has, in turn, spawned its own branch of law. Shopping online allows consumers an unprecedented opportunity to compare prices and reviews for every product, but it also makes it more difficult for shoppers to spot a scammer. Internet users often share highly personal information, such as identification numbers, credit card or bank account numbers, images of themselves and their family, and contact information. This section contains articles that will help you decide when it is and is not safe to give out personal information online, as well as the steps you can take to avoid online scammers.