Cybercrooks lure citizens into international crime

Friday, 26 August 2005, 3:16 PM EST

Consumer-level financial fraud has been around since thieves first thought to filch blank checks from mailboxes. The Internet has taken it to a new level, not yet fully understood by the general public. By many measures, 2005 is shaping up as a watershed year for e-commerce — and cybercrime.

By Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz at USA Today.

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