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When a Business Offer or Coaching Program Is a Scam

If you’ve ever thought about starting an online business, being your own boss, or earning a living from investing, you’re not alone. But many people looking for ways to earn money are finding scams
Consumer Alert

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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Before you join that crowdfunding campaign, read this

Emily Wu
If it takes a village to raise a child, crowdfunding may be what it takes to make that invention a reality. But scammers could be behind those crowdfunding efforts and take your money without
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Spotting cryptocurrency investment scams

Cristina Miranda
Cryptocurrency has gotten lots of attention as a new way to invest. But here’s the thing: scammers are taking advantage of people’s understanding (or not) of cryptocurrency investments, and how they
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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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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
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Online Trading Academy debt forgiveness notices are real

Cristina Miranda
As we told you about in this recent post, Online Trading Academy (OTA) is sending letters and email notices to people who are eligible for debt forgiveness. These notices are real, so don’t delete or