Government Warns of Internet Scams

(Washington-AP) -- Lots of people look for bargains on the Internet. But the federal government is warning that there are also a lot of people on the Internet looking to rip people off.

The Federal Trade Commission has come out with a list of online scams -- ranging from travel rip-offs to offers for free adult material that secretly runs up a huge phone bill. Several of the FTC's ``dot con'' scams are very old tricks that have been given new life on the Internet. Things like offers for miracle products and pyramid schemes have been reincarnated as Internet rip-offs.

To find out more on what the government has to say about these scams, go to the Federal Trade Commission's Top-ten cons list at