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Cryptocurrency scams and the LGBTQ+ community

Cristina Miranda
Cryptocurrency is the latest way that scammers are asking people to pay. And that’s important to know, since recent reporting suggests that crypto scams have an outsized impact on the LGBTQ+ community
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Spotting the FTC’s most reported crypto scams

Andrew Rayo
If the cryptocurrency craze feels like a tempting way to make money, or you think you’re missing out, read on. Because, according to the FTC’s new data spotlight, scammers are banking on what you don
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FTC says credit repair operation was a scam

Seena Gressin
If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, a company that promises to boost your credit score by hundreds of points in as little as 45 days might seem like the perfect answer. That’s the result that
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Share your experiences to help stop bogus money-making offers

Rosario Mendez
Companies offering jobs, business opportunities, investments, or other money-making opportunities often talk about how much money you can make. But many people have lost time and money to companies
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New crypto payment scam alert

Cristina Miranda
There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them
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The training program trap: deceptive financing

Jim Kreidler
Have you ever thought about paying for a training program to learn how to invest in real estate or start an online business? These programs can be pricey — and some make false promises about helping
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But the hire is not so delightful

Jim Kreidler
On this 3rd day of Consumer Protection, we’re talking about earning some extra cash. For lots of us, the holiday season is a good time to pick up some part-time work. It’s when retailers and delivery
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“No risk” publications shouldn’t cost money

Rosario Méndez
Some dishonest companies lie when they say that a product is “no risk.” That’s what the FTC says Progressive Business Publications, a business publication company, did. They had telemarketers call
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Looking for work after Coronavirus layoffs?

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Have you been laid off due to the Coronavirus? Or maybe your small business shut down? Today, the FTC kicks off a series of blogs with tips about handling the financial impact of the Coronavirus
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Be wary of big money investment training claims

Lisa Lake
If you’ve ever fantasized about never having to worry about money again, you’re not alone. There are companies peddling investment strategies to, they say, make your dreams come true. But before you
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“Pass it On” at the holidays

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Holidays often mean time with family and friends. If you’re looking for conversation starters that avoid tricky topics – like who should’ve won the World Series – why not chat about scams? Pass it On
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Business “coaches” ejected from game – for life

Lesley Fair
Imagine a coach talking to a team on the sideline: “Guys, I have a super strategy sure to give you a winning running game, which I’ll sell you for $97. Want an unstoppable passing attack? That’ll cost
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