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.]
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