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Beware of “cyber-squatting”- a form of corporate identity theft


(WIVB) – Cybercriminals have come up with yet another way to rip consumers off.

It’s a form of corporate identity theft called cyber-squatting.

Dr. Roger Firestien, an Amherst resident, teaches at Buffalo State College.

He’s also a consultant and an author, so he has a presence on the internet that’s hard to miss.

Firestien’s experience with “cyber-squatting” centers on a little toy tractor.

Coming from a farm factory, Firestien thought it would be fun to set up a corporation called Green Tractor, LLC, and as an author, he formed Green Tractor Publishing.

Last month, that fun faded quickly with a voicemail message.

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