TITLE

THE DARK LORD OF THE INTERNET

AUTHOR(S)
CLARK, TAYLOR
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 313 Issue 1, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles entrepreneur Jesse Willms, founder of the online commerce company Just Think Media. Details are provided on an investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which found that Willms defrauded customers by automatically enrolling them in services after acquiring credit card information. Biographical information is included as well as his early ventures in e-commerce that included reselling software.
ACCESSION #
93454411

 

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