Tag: scam

In multilevel or network marketing, individuals sell products to the public — often by word of mouth and direct sales. Typically, distributors earn commissions, not only for their own sales, but also for sales made by the people they recruit....

Promoters of alternative investment and money-making opportunities sometimes make their deals seem like a sure thing. The truth is that the higher the potential reward, the higher the risk. Don’t do business with someone who tries to convince...

The FTC is the nation’s consumer protection agency. If a business doesn’t make good on its promises or cheats you out of your money, the FTC wants to know. File a complaint at ftc.gov/complaint.

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If you’re shopping for a new or used car, the salesperson may encourage you to buy an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected or costly repairs. While a service contract may sound like a good idea, it may overlap with the...

You've probably seen ads from companies promising a “new credit identity” — that is, a fresh start for your credit history. It may seem like just the thing you need to get your credit back on track, but it’s actually a scam. These companies...

An international driving permit (IDP) translates your government-issued driver’s license into 10 languages. Although your U.S. driver’s license lets you drive in many foreign countries, the translations in the IDP are intended to minimize...

Want to lose weight? Scammers are exploiting people’s trust in well-known news organizations by setting up fake news sites that use the logos of legitimate news organizations. The sites supposedly report on the effectiveness of acai berry...

Promises of quick, easy money can be a powerful lure, and seminars provide a perfect setting to get people excited about a new venture. The energetic atmosphere can make it easy to buy into what appears to be a promising business opportunity or...

Whether it’s a pill, patch, or cream, there’s no shortage of ads promising quick and easy weight loss without diet or exercise. But the claims just aren’t true, and some of these products could even hurt your health. The best way to lose weight...

Looking to improve your chances of being hired or promoted? Earning a degree may be the answer, but not all degrees programs are on the up and up. Though many online schools and distant learning programs are legitimate, there are some...

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