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If an ad claims a work-at-home business can make you rich quick, you’re probably looking at a scam
Learn the signs of a business opportunity scam.
Did you see an ad that promises big earnings and ideal work conditions if you start an internet business? Most internet startups require big investments of time and money, and a lot of them fail. High-pressure tactics are one sign of a scam.
Female VO: Start your own internet business. No experience required. Our experts are available to help you. All you do is promote your website, and we’ll send you a check every week!
The internet might sound like a sure business bet. But most internet startups require big investments of time and money, and a lot of them fail. Many of these ads are scams that promise more than they can deliver.
An internet business requires the same solid planning and hard work as any other business.
Search online for more information on the business. And ask for its one-page disclosure document. Bogus internet opportunity sales pitches often are short on details and long on high-pressure tactics to get you to buy before you’ve investigated the offer.
So when it comes to business and investment opportunities, exercise doubt and check it out, at FTC.gov. A tip from the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency.
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