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Frauds and Scams Among Internet's Biggest Moneymakers

Dave Aiello wrote, "Monday's New York Times reports that scams like penile enlargement pills are among the most profitable internet businesses to run at this time."

"I don't mean to sensationalize this, but, I'll bet that a lot of out-of-work web developers occasionally fantasize about making big bucks developing pornographic websites. The truth of the matter, as this article clearly explains, is that pornography on the internet is not nearly as lucrative as it probably was five years ago. The real profit in the seamy part of cyberspace is in selling bogus potions."

"This type of commerce is easier for the Federal Government to interdict. After all, making false product claims is a serious offense. However, peddling pornography is often made easier by hiding behind The First Amendment."

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