The Attorney General’s office blames the proliferation of the Internet for a crime that seems to be on the rise: Internet auction fraud. Laura Krasser with the Consumer Protection Division says the most common cases involve the goods not being what they were advertised to be or maybe not even being there at all. Krasser admits it can be hard to track down those who try to carry out Internet auction fraud. She says, however, officials are catching and prosecuting the ones they can. Krasser says consumers can help themselves by making sure they only go to reputable internet auction sites. She says look out for sellers who change payment arrangements from a secure site to insisting on cash. Krasser says credit cards offer the best protection when paying.