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Consumer Alert (War Scams) #726470

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2003
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Charlotte: Cynthia Bowers) Scams using the war in Iraq to prey on emotions to cheat consumers out of money featured; details given about offers to buy the cards depicting Iraq’s most wanted fugitives and a Michigan lawsuit targeting a Website that promises to send a coin to a soldier in Iraq for each coin that is purchased. [Better Business Bureau Tom BARTHOLOMY†- says in a 3-week war we’ve seen five distinct types of scams.] [Department of Defense Lt. Col. David LAPAN†- comments on the cards.] [Michigan attorney general Mike COX†- says the coin offer plays on emotions to make a buck.] [War scam target Kip COZART†- reacts to an e-mail scam aimed at him.]

Smith, Harry;
Bowers, Cynthia

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