The cons and scams that have been taking in the unsuspecting for years have found a home in cyberspace. In fact, the anonymity of the Internet has made it easier than ever for some crooks to get away with these crimes.
On Thursday, 48 Hours takes a look at several different types of cybercrime. During the hour, you will meet:
- The Mostroms, a Midwest family that thought the Internet was the answer to their frustrating search to adopt another child. But they found themselves caught in a web of deception and fraud that shattered their dreams.
- Aaron Bazaar, a 26-year-old computer expert who was lured to the Institute of Global Prosperitys investment schemes by promises of seven-figure salaries. These days, he runs a Web site warning prospective investors of IGP risks.
- Chad Collins, a 14-year-old youth who struck up an email correspondence with a 30-year-old mother of two who suffered from the same mental condition as he did. But when the relationship became more than friendly, authorities stepped in.
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