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Scam Tag: Money-making Opportunity Scams

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, you may be looking for ways to make money without ever stepping foot outside your door. Maybe you saw an ad online for a business coaching program you can do from your living room. Or maybe you got a call...

Starting a work-at-home business can give you the flexibility to set your own hours and be your own boss. But when you search online or get ads by email, you’ll often find scammers instead of a real opportunity.

Take, for example, Effen...

What are MLMs and How Do They Work? What’s a Pyramid Scheme and How Do You Spot One? Is an MLM Right for You?

Are you considering a business opportunity that involves selling products to family and friends and recruiting other people to do the...

An internet business can sound like a dream: work from home, set your own hours, be your own boss. But if you’re considering buying an internet business opportunity, watch out for promises of big or guaranteed earnings. Regardless of the stories...

The first-person story is about a retired nurse’s work-at-home scam experience, and what she did about it.

We recently wrote about steps that the FTC took to stop MOBE, an internet business-coaching scheme that was promoting a bogus online business opportunity to retirees and veterans. We’ve gotten a lot of questions from MOBE customers on our...

Would you be tempted by an online business training program that promises you could earn thousands of dollars a month working from home? I wouldn’t blame you if you were. But don’t believe the hype. Promises like these are signs of an online...

What would you give for a turnkey system to earn six figures in 90 days or less, all while working from home? That’s what the defendants behind Digital Altitude promised. But the FTC alleges they did not deliver.

In a case announced today...

Looking for a job or to earn extra income? Ever thought about starting your own business? Buying into a business opportunity that makes big claims about what you can earn might sound like the answer. But don’t sign up just yet.

Learn about...

Scam artists can make a snow cone shop in the North Pole sound like a gold mine. But there are warning signs that a new business opportunity may just be a ruse to steal your money. And who better to share those warning signs than a former phone...

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