Tag: business opportunity

It’s hard to pass up a job opportunity that promises a large income and the flexibility of working entirely from home. Especially when the opportunity appears at the top of your online search results and includes video testimonials of success...

If you’ve created a product or service you’re eager to sell, it makes sense to get patent or trademark protection. But some information that looks official might really just be a scam to get your money.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark...

Starting a small business is a big deal. That’s why people might consider getting a business coach to help. But what if the coach doesn’t help, but actually hurts your interests? Unfortunately, that’s what happened to thousands of people who...

Last July, we told you about the FTC’s settlement with Herbalife, which made the multilevel marketing company not only restructure how it does business, but also pay $200 million to people who lost money trying to run an Herbalife business. Today...

In the summer of 2015, the FTC won its lawsuit against thirty-two telemarketers including Money Now Funding LLC. The defendants took more than $7 million from people through a work-at-home scam. They told people they could earn money by referring...

You might have read about the FTC’s case against Vemma Nutrition Company, a business “opportunity” with pitches that promised big money from selling energy, health and wellness drinks. In 2015, the FTC filed suit, alleging that Vemma was running...

Here are two telemarketing scams with a familiar ring:

In one, a caller says you’re eligible for a grant to pay for home repairs, medical costs, or other personal needs. She asks your age, income, and other questions, saying she needs to...

If you’re just getting by, and someone offers you the chance to earn more money through a business opportunity, you might be willing to listen, right?

Unfortunately, those offers often turn out to be just another scam. Today the FTC...

Do you work or volunteer with people who are restarting their lives after being incarcerated? Then you’ve probably seen first-hand how important it is that people reenter society with skills to help them make good financial decisions. Effective...

Earlier today, we announced a settlement with Herbalife which gets $200 million back to consumers, prohibits the company from misleading people about how much money they can expect to make, and requires Herbalife to restructure its business...

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