The Internet has made it easier to defraud people all over the world. Remember a con artist, isn’t a man in a black mask. These con artists look just like you and me, except for the fact that they want to steal your hard-earned money. Con artists can purchase lists of targeted groups, use automated data-gathering tools, and post to discussion groups at almost no cost and with complete anonymity.
With a few clicks of a mouse, fraudsters can reach millions of people by building a website or entering various chat rooms. One person could use many of these web related tools under various names to cheaply and easily create a fake website that looks real with little risk of detection.