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Bait and switch online dating

MANY SHOPPING-RELATED SCAMS we are seeing now are aided by the growth of online shopping, smartphone app-based services and the sharing economy, in which companies offer services performed by independent contractors. But customers soon find it’s almost impossible to get the product.

"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.

In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.

Dell, the computer company, paid $4 million in 2009 to settle a charge by New York state that it was deceiving customers by advertising low prices that weren’t available to most people.

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Don’t hand out your personal information to strangers, and use secure websites when shopping online. Studies show that older Americans are disproportionately targeted by these criminals.

If you have a complaint, get in touch with your state’s attorney general.

Indeed, this probably was the prevailing belief, but not that of biblical creationists!