I happened to stumble (it was 2 a.m.) over something from our good friends at the Securities & Exchange Commission that woke me up and kept me awake for the rest of the night. The SEC launched a series of Web sites designed to warn investors who rush into investment opportunities on the Internet. What's this? A site to warn investors? I dug deeper.
According to the agency, they decided to borrow tactics of the stock market con artists (ah, now it's getting interesting) by setting up Web sites that offer tremendous financial gains. Whoa, Nelly. In reality, it's a fake scam site and coming from the government no less. Talk about truth in advertising. Okay, here's the way it works.
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