Friday, November 23, 2007

Discount Electronics Site Called a Scam

PC Magazine reports: "Would you be suspicious of an American e-commerce site that required a $500 minimum purchase, didn't accept credit cards, and asked you to send a money order to an address in Italy? Jeff Garstecki, a PC Magazine reader, was. But the design of YourDigitalElectronics.com was sophisticated, well-organized, and offered prices low enough to come up on the Google Products shopping page—too good to be true, Garstecki believed. His suspicions and those of others were borne out when Garstecki and others started checking out the site using conventional methods, such as a call to the police, as well as newer tools like Google Street View, which can be used to assist citizen sleuths."
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