Internet Fraud: Federal Trade Commission Prosecutions of Online Conduct
Communications and the Law, Vol. 23, p. 55, 2001
44 Pages Posted: 25 May 2010
Date Written: May 25, 2010
Loza examines some 180 Internet fraud cases prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission and the FTC's extensive range of statutory and regulatory authority employed in those prosecutions. Loza also sets forth the relevant deception and unfairness standards and means and instrumentality theory. Loza evaluates the use of technology as a means of committing online fraud, including cybersquatting, mouse-trapping, steatlh windows, and more. Among the types of cases examined, Loza covers fraud as to Internet-related services; international telephone services; securities trading services and other investment-related fraud; online gambling; personal and financial information collection and other privacy-related conduct; business, work-at-home, and franchise opportunities; pyramid or multilevel marketing schemes; adult entertainment; credit card repair; vacation and travel services; prize promotions; and grant matching, computer and vehicle leasing, and other services.
Loza provides a wealth of often otherwise difficult-to-obtain citation references to the examined cases and authorities.
Keywords: Internet fraud, deception, unfairness, pyramid, Federal Trade Commission, prosecution, cybersquatting, means, instrumentality
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