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Teen Charged with Fraud in Internet Scam

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Teen Charged with Fraud in Internet Scam

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Teen Charged with Fraud in Internet Scam

Teen Charged with Fraud in Internet Scam

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The Federal Trade Commission settles its case against a 17-year-old boy charged with stealing thousands of dollars by using deceptive e-mail and a fake AOL Web page to trick people into revealing their credit card numbers. It is the FTC's first legal action against the increasingly popular Internet scam known as "phishing." Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.