Over 100 Arrested in Internet Crime Sweep

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  1. ronjor

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    "The Internet is stimulating the development of innovative products and services that were barely imaginable only a few years ago," said FTC chairwoman Deborah Majoras. "There is a risk, however, that these benefits will not be fully realized if consumers associate the Internet with fraudulent operators."

    The crackdown, dubbed "Operation Web Snare," involved some 150,000 victims who lost more than $215 million, Ashcroft said, adding that 53 people had already been convicted.

    Nevertheless, officials acknowledged that the operation represents only a fraction of the crimes being committed on the Internet. Identity theft alone costs the U.S. businesses more than $50 billion a year, Ashcroft said.

    Law enforcement officials in Romania, Nigeria and Cyprus helped track down people involved in fraudulent auctions, trafficking in stolen credit card numbers and other crimes, Ashcroft said.



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    At least they are doing something to stem the tide of online crime.
     
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    A lot of money involved here. Worldwide.
     
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    Bucket loads of cash will attract the crooks.
     
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    Those crooks are committing these crimes for the greed of money. Obviously, they were paid to do it.
     
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    hi Bigc
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    Hang-em all, and the spammers too!!!! :mad:
     
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    Hanging is too mild a sentence for these folks. I say torture them!! :D
     

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    Anything but a support line, pleeeze!! :D
     
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    A support line call is cruel and unusual punishment :eek:
     
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    It's like those old attorney jokes.

    What are 100 lawyers (Cyber criminals) at the bottom of the sea?





































    A good start. :) :D ;)
     
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    Blast those idiots dead with guns.
     
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