Getting tough with online fraudsters

Friday, 12 July 2002, 12:01 AM EST

Trading standards offices around the country are being given £500,000 to identify internet scams and fraudsters.

One will look at whether the easy access to loans and finance online has had an effect on consumer debt.

In Scotland, officers will investigate dot.com chemists in the UK and abroad that are selling potentially dangerous prescription medicines on the internet.

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