The Internet is an excellent resource for investors, allowing them to easily and inexpensively research investment opportunities. But the Internet is also an excellent tool for fraudsters… "That’s why you should always think twice before you invest your money in any opportunity that you learn about online," says Barbara O’Neill, an Andover Township resident, and an extension specialist in Financial Resource Management for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. "Anyone can reach tens of thousands of people by building a web site, posting a message on an online message board, entering a discussion in a live "chat" room, or sending mass emails. It’s easy for fraudsters to make their messages look real and credible and difficult for investors to tell the difference between fact and fiction."
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