NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) The exploitation of the war in Iraq by scam artists hoping to make a profit featured; details given about a Michigan lawsuit against the Razzmatazz Coin Co., which promises to send a commemorative coin to a soldier for every coin purchased on their Website. [Military father & uncle James & Jerry MANESS- talk about receiving a call offering daily updates on their loved one, for a price.] [Council of Better Business Bureaus Ken HUNTER- says con artists tie into a media event to appear more credible.] [Michigan attorney general Mike COX- says the coin offer is pure profiteering.]
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