coondoggie writes: While the Internet opens up a world of e-commerce it continues to be a playground for delinquents to commit fraud — which is just part of an almost unbelievable trend that found 25.6 million adults — 10.8% of the adult population — hit by the crime in 2011. A comprehensive study Consumer Fraud in the United States out this week from the Federal Trade Commission said the Internet, which includes email, social media, auction sites and classified ads, was the location for most fraud, followed by print advertising, and TV and radio.
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