WWW FAQs: A web page said I was "under investigation." Am I?

2004-04-21: if you are browsing websites and come across a message that says you are "under investigation" because of what you have seen on the web, it is almost certainly an attempt to get your money. These messages usually lead to pages which claim you can pay a fee to "stop the investigation." Such campaigns exist because people fall for them. Do your part to put a stop to it: don't fall for it, and don't go back to any website that displays such misleading and unethical messages. In the United States, it is perfectly legal to look at almost anything on the Internet; consult a lawyer if you are not sure about your specific activities. Of course, the laws of other countries vary considerably.

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