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I am still working as a church secretary and I am to the point I need to stop working and I have no way to survive because of these criminals from that web site.It has cost me everything I have worked for my whole life and I have no resources left.I will lose my home and will be destitute," said Janet, a Virginia woman who wrote to us recently and whose story was featured recently in The New York Times.Is there anything consumers can do to avoid being brutally scammed by online charlatans?Today's major websites do little or noting to filter content and, rather than taking pride in their role as publishers, see themselves as mere pipelines through which sludge flows onto the Internet.
It's like trying to enforce speed limits -- so many people break the law that they overwhelm enforcement efforts.
It was relatively easy to call someone at the local TV station or newspaper and get a response to a complaint about a news story or an advertisement.
Broadcasters lived in fear of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and newspapers valued their reputation as upright and respectable sources of information.
Like many of the victims, Ellen (not her real name) lost money she could ill afford to lose.
She sent a complaint to and was surprised to find that, despite her action, the perpetrator was still in business."I am due to have surgery which will keep me without salary for at least 3 months if all goes well.