Volume 8, Number 6 June 2000
Mining for gold on the Internet
by Mary Ellen Bates
PREMIER(E) BOOKS column presents an excerpt from the book "Mining
for Gold on the Internet" ($24) by Mary Ellen Bates, published in
2000 by McGraw-Hill of New York, NY. Says that Chapter 15: Scams and
Frauds describes Web-based sources to help detect and report
investment scams, and covers the more subtle forms such as insider
promoting of company stock and pyramid schemes on the Net.
Recommends the Federal Trade Commission Web site to "Test Your
Investment I.Q." Provides questions the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) asks about any investment opportunity. Compares
pyramid schemes and multilevel market (MLM) plans. Remarks that the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers material geared to
individual investors. Mentions the North American Securities
Administrators Association and the Better Business Bureau as
Includes seven screen displays and one table.
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