Scam sweep targets 19 online fraudsters

Wednesday, 31 July 2002, 12:36 AM EST

Work-at home schemes, auction fraud, deceptive use of junk e-mail, securities fraud and other schemes were targeted by a broad Internet law-enforcement effort including state attorneys general, local law enforcement authorities and a passel of federal agencies.

Several cases have been settled already, with punishments ranging from from seven-year jail sentences to agreements by defendants to stop their schemes.

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