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Watch Out For Internet Scams!

by: News Canada


(NC) - Because the Internet offers easy access to huge audiences at a low cost there is no shortage of con artists using it to make a fast buck off the unwary. Industry Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs recommends that we be especially alert to the following:

Any offer that sounds too good to be true.
Any site that asks you to send personal or financial information before showing an offer.
Promises of a valuable prize in return for a low-cost purchase.
Any offer accompanied by pressure to send money to take advantage of a special deal.
Any loan offer that requires you to send money as a condition of obtaining the loan.
Investment schemes. Don't invest without carefully checking out the investment, product, service and investigating the company.

Consumer Connection (http://consumer.ic.gc.ca) is an award-winning Web site developed by the Office of Consumer Affairs of Industry Canada. It provides rapid access to consumer information, powerful tools to cut research time, and many useful links to consumer and other organizations. Canadians can access Consumer Connection from home, the public library, community access points or from Government of Canada, provincial and territorial service outlets. For a variety of information on everything from bank fees, to privacy rights, to the latest scams or frauds, this is the place to go.





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News Canada provides a wide selection of current, ready-to-use copyright free news stories and ideas for Television, Print, Radio, and the Web.
News Canada is a niche service in public relations, offering access to print, radio, television, and now the Internet media, with ready-to-use, editorial "fill" items. Monitoring and analysis are two more of our primary services. The service supplies access to the national media for marketers in the private, the public, and the not-for-profit sectors. Your corporate and product news, consumer tips and information are packaged in a variety of ready-to-use formats and are made available to every Canadian media organization including weekly and daily newspapers, cable and commercial television stations, radio stations, as well as the Web sites Canadians visit most often. Visit News Canada and learn more about the NC services.




This article was posted on July 28, 2002



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