Alan Kopit discusses consumer issues about internet based businesses.

Alan Kopit advises to be careful when getting involved with internet based businesses that reach out to you with email or direct mail solicitations. They usually advertise by having you purchase equipment, “how to” books, and more with promises that you will make a lot of money. The majority of the time they are out there trying to scam people out of money. He discusses how its important to get the claims the businesses make in writing and also to check out the companiea at the Better Business Bureau or through consumer hotlines.