The Internet ain’t so scary!

August 6, 2004

Here’s a nice change of pace…. Despite what you see and read about online scams, the FTC says the Internet is not the biggest source of fraud. What is? Print advertising! According to the FTC survey, 33% of scams came from ads in newspapers, magazines, direct mail, etc. The next biggest source is telemarketing at 17%, and the Internet is third at 14%. Rounding out the list of fraud and scam sources is TV and radio advertising at 11%. So the Internet isn’t that big, scary place a lot of people make it out to be.

FTC Consumer Fraud Survey

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