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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
Consumer Alert

“You’ve won! Now pay us” is always a scam.

Jim Kreidler
During these difficult economic times, it is easy to imagine our financial problems disappearing by winning a big prize. Who wouldn’t like to win a million dollars, a new car, or a vacation home? But
Consumer Alert

This “game” is a chain letter scam

Seena Gressin
Are you tempted to play “The Circle Game,” join a “Blessing Loom,” or jump on a “Money Board”? These are some of the names for an online scam that’s making the rounds at a time when millions of people
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New easy money con, same old tricks

Emma Fletcher
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