It's about time governments do something about these crooks and scammers. There are lots of marginally legal, and outright scammer businesses that advertise on the web.
This was a case in New York state of online electronics stores that offer ridiculously low prices and scam consumers.
Seven online merchants operating more than 40 Web sites have agreed to pay a $765,000 settlement following an investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office, the AG's office said.
The fine is too low, a wrap on the wrist, for some 40 websites which is actually about seven companies doing business through different fronts. They should have charged that amount per website, but at least we are doing something about it.
Remember, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. That's why I buy my photo equipment online only from reputable dealers like B&H and Adorama, and sometimes from places that sell through Amazon. Period.