Tag: business

If you’re looking to run your own business, you might be tempted by ads that claim you can buy into a ready-made business opportunity and make a lot of money. But some companies touting big earnings are promising more than they can deliver, and...

You get an email from your boss’s boss requesting that you make a wire transfer to a new vendor. The email is marked urgent, so you ignore the 20 others that need your attention to take care of it. You handle wire transfers all the time, and you’...

You work at a small business, nonprofit, church, or local government agency, and you get a call: Someone wants you to confirm your contact information for a directory. Sure, no problem.   

But there is a problem: Soon, you’re opening an...

Many people dream about being their own boss. Controlling their own schedule, running things their way, and being in charge of their own earning potential? What’s not to love?

Chasing that dream wisely, though, means knowing the difference...

Be your own boss! No experience necessary! Make $60,000 a year from home! Sounds pretty good, huh? Before you sign on the dotted line, you might want to listen to this 1-minute tip from the FTC:

Business Opportunities: Ask Some Questions

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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.

If you find mistakes when you review your credit reports, send letters explaining the mistakes to the 3 credit reporting companies and the businesses involved.

How to Dispute Charges on Existing AccountsHow to Dispute Fraudulent Accounts...

This sample letter will help you get copies of the documents the identity thief used. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

Remember to include copies of the applicable enclosures and save copies for your files...

If errors on your credit report result from identity theft and you have an Identity Theft Report, ask the credit reporting companies and business to block the disputed information from appearing on your credit reports. The credit reporting...

Maybe you've seen ads for stuffing envelopes or assembling crafts at home. Perhaps a company says it can help you set up a vending business. Before you sign on the dotted line or send money to buy a business opportunity, find out about the...

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