Send That E-Mail to Jail

Your In box is a rogues' gallery of cons, scams and frauds. Here's how to take out the trash

Who says there are no good jobs out there? If you're at all like me, you get half a dozen job offers in your e-mail In box every day. WORK FROM HOME! START RIGHT AWAY! CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Everybody knows that most junk e-mail--or spam, as it's called--is phony. What you may not know is that much of it is sent by con artists--real-life bad guys who are after your money. According to the National Consumers League (NCL), Internet scams cost Americans more than $6 million last year--up from $3 million in 2000. Crooked Web auctions account for much of that,...

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