Among the saddest emails I receive are from consumers who believe that their problem is that the delivery of their online purchases has been annoyingly delayed.

That would be bad enough, but on reading their tale of woe and checking out the website of the “company” they paid, it quickly becomes apparent to me that they aren’t ever going to be getting that pair of shoes, cellphone or furniture, because they paid their money to a fraudster...

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