Blog Posting Assignment #3 (Due at the beginning of Class 7, June 16, 2009)
Read the article "Web Self-defense: How to protect Yourself Against Internet Scams" written by David Schardt and published in Nutrition Action Healthletter in April 2009. The article can be found here http://cspinet.org/new/pdf/fraud_alert_-_internet_scams.pdf.
Write a paragraph-long opinion about the issues of the Internet fraud, covered in this article. Make sure to address the following issues:
1. As a consumer, have you ever been a victim or know somebody who has been a victim of such an Internet scam as described in this article?
2. What needs to be done in order to better protect consumers on the Internet?
3. Can information literacy help with consumer protection and if yes, how? To answer this question you should remember that, according to the Association of College and research Libraries, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."