Beating the Dot-Cons: How To Minimize Your Exposure to Internet Fraud

by Deborah Hrbek

December 2000

Published in Institutional Investor, Financial Crime Review 

Practical tips for both e-consumers and e-tailers on how to minimize the risks of becoming victims of e-fraud.  "Online merchants often make the mistake of thinking that approval of a credit card transaction by the payment gateway means that the transaction is legitimate.  Authorization is no guarantee that a card is not being fraudulently used."