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Web Stalkers
Chapter 7 -
Internet Scams

Real World Case: Internet Consumer Scams

“Be warned. If you get an email from a certain Mr. Smith of about specially priced Oracle CD ROM training, do not make the mistake of purchasing these CDs or attending a training seminar. This is a scam. Phone calls and emails are never returned.

Their website ( provides contact numbers and email addresses but you never get to actually speak to any person.”

“I signed up ( for the Oracle boot camp in Nov.2003. The camp was canceled and I was promised a refund check. Then the communication stopped. I never received any money and Mr. Smith did not return mails or calls.  In Feb. 2004 I filed a claim with the better business bureau of NJ and this week I receive a letter saying they regret they are unable to mediate an adjustment and then refer me to the Ocean County Consumer Affairs Office.”

“Yes, I also was victimized by this and every phone call to Mr. Smith or his assistant was ignored. The only support phone call inquiry which was returned to me was their ISP for the conference server which allegedly "hosts" their oracle certification lectures.  At this point I am going to dispute the charge with my card issuer AND demand a refund via certified mail to lay the groundwork for a small claims court suit.”

“In 2002 we signed up for the 8i boot camp which was supposed to include the 9i upgrade course for free. It has been 18 months and many, many, many emails and promises not met. Mr. Smith and Oraclexxxxxx are a total fraud.”

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

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