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NCS 8/16/11

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Heading to the Internet is a great way to get a great deal on just about anything.  However, it can also be a way for scammers to take advantage of you.  The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center says scammers are catching shoppers in their web of deception with fraudulent vehicle sales and false vehicle protection claims. 

Most people use Facebook just to catch up with old friends.  But one man decided to use the social media site as a way to steal thousands of dollars.  A judge sentenced Iain Wood to 15 months in jail for stealing $57,000 from various people on Facebook.  Wood allegedly spent up to 18 hours a day online scrutinizing profiles. 

Apple Incorporated is in yet another battle.  This time HTC Corporation filed a trade complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block imports of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.  HTC is Asia’s second largest maker of smartphones and filed the complaint in Washington today.

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