FBI, FTC Announce Marketing Fraud Education Campaign

The FBI, FTC and several other federal agencies announced an education campaign aimed at making consumers more aware of mass marketing fraud schemes that use low-tech and high-tech communications tools to target their victims. "Thanks to the Internet, criminals and crime groups can also target victims halfway around the world, blasting out spam e-mails by the millions and setting up phony but realistic Web sites to lure people in," the FBI said in news release.