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Fraud Squad

Beware Internet Shoplifters

This story appears in the June 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Brick-and-mortar retailers go to great lengths--from mirrors and recording devices to personal ID requirements--in order to protect themselves from shoplifting and fraud. Online retailing is supposed to be a different breed, right?

Wrong. Unfortunately, the online commerce arena is no exception. If you run any type of online business and accept credit cards, you'll have to be Net savvy about online fraud or risk being a victim of "electronic shoplifting."

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