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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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Scammers advertise jobs and business opportunities

Rosario Méndez
We know that scammers advertise jobs and business opportunities because we’ve investigated and stopped many of them. Unfortunately, scammers are relentless and keep advertising online in ads, on job
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Multi-Level Marketing Businesses and Pyramid Schemes

Businesses that involve selling products to family and friends and recruiting other people to do the same are called multi-level marketing (MLM), network marketing, or direct marketing businesses
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What To Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams

Confused about cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin or Ether (associated with Ethereum)? You’re not alone. Before you use or invest in cryptocurrency, know what makes it different from cash and other
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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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Joining forces to stop income scams

Rosario Méndez
Today, the FTC joined forces with numerous federal, state, and local government partners in Operation Income Illusion, an effort to fight income scams and help people recognize and avoid them. With
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Real Estate and Investment Scams

Investment scams lure you in with promises of teaching you how to make a lot of money quickly, easily, and with low risk — usually by investing in the financial or real estate markets. Sometimes