E-Buyer Beware: Why Online Auction Fraud Should Be Regulated

@inproceedings{Albert2002EBuyerBW,
  title={E-Buyer Beware: Why Online Auction Fraud Should Be Regulated},
  author={Miriam R. Albert},
  year={2002}
}
Well-settled principles of law, such as those encompassing fraud in its various forms, have long maintained their vitality, adapting to changes in the legal and business environments through judicial and legislative interpretation and intervention. Many of these changes have manifested themselves in the world of commerce. The creation and development of the Internet has resulted in significant changes in the way people engage in commerce. The increasing popularity of the Internet as a medium of… 

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      We're also taking suggestions from online mediators and adding that to the list of solutions to different kinds of problems

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        • 2002

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