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Don't Get Scammed

Who to contact if you've been Web-conned

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you think you can't get fleeced by Web con artists, thinkagain: One million have been, according to SenatorChristopher "Kit" Bond (R-MO).

How does it work? Crooked Web site operators "cram"phony charges onto businesses phone bills or , saysBond, whose Senate Committee on has held hearings onthe scam. Here's how to spot it: Usually, there's a"free, no strings attached" trial offer of Web sitehosting, development or services. Then monthly chargeskeep showing up.

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