Tim Berners-Lee admits to falling for online scam

by admin March 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Web founder conned out of money by bogus shopping web site

Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the world wide web, revealed today that he has been a victim of online fraud.

Berners-Lee, who is widely credited with inventing the web when working at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in the 1980s and early 1990s, told The Daily Telegraph that a site he visited to buy a Christmas present turned out to be a fake.

“The worst thing that has happened to me was when I tried to buy a Christmas present from a company that looked like a bona fide company on the internet and then actually they were a completely fake company,” he told the newspaper.

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