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Coronavirus Scammers Want Your $$$

Coronavirus Scammers Want Your $$$

You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the Coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours.

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Influencers Caught up in Tea Settlement

Influencers Caught up in Tea Settlement

FTC alleges defendants took in more than $15 million by deceptively claiming their array of teas could cause rapid and substantial weight loss, “fight against cancerous cells,” decrease migraines, unclog arteries, and prevent colds and flu.

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Chris Hansen: Work at Home Scams

Chris Hansen: Work at Home Scams

In this episode of Scam Report TV, Chris Hansen examines some of the most common Work at Home Scams – scams that are bringing grief, heartache and financial loss to thousands of honest Americans every month.

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Avoiding Credit Repair Scams

Avoiding Credit Repair Scams

There are counselors who can help you with your credit report, and others who take your money but don’t help you. These are the red flags to watch out for

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Is That Debt Collector Scamming Me?

Is That Debt Collector Scamming Me?

While there are many legitimate debt collectors in the financial marketplace, there are also a growing number of scammers who may try to get you to pay on debts that you don’t owe or on debts that don’t even exist.

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Top 5 Cryptocurrency Scams For 2020

Top 5 Cryptocurrency Scams For 2020

As Cryptocurrency regains popularity with retail investors, so too do cryptocurrency scams. When you know the scams you can easily avoid them

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Know Your Scams

Know Your Scams

Whether you’ve had a suspicious looking email promising you millions of dollars for no risk, you’re considering buying a “miracle” supplement, an oddly cheap product online or a you’ve discovered a can’t-lose investment – you’re on the verge of being scammed. Fight back!

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Scam Avoidance Tactics Work!

Scam Avoidance Tactics Work!

To everyone who reads Scam Report, hangs up on unwanted calls, learns about the latest scams, and checks with friends about suspicious offers: good news!

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Scammed? How To Complain

Scammed? How To Complain

When complaining help get the results you want by following these simple steps. This way, even if you get no joy from the supplier company or service provider you’ll have the right information at hand when you escalate the complaint

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Beware Debt Settlement Scams

Beware Debt Settlement Scams

You’re already in a difficult positions – don’t led a scammer make things worse! Some companies offering debt settlement programs may engage in deception and fail to deliver on the promises they make

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When Free Trials Are Anything But

When Free Trials Are Anything But

Free trials may be tempting, but some dishonest companies will bury the terms of their “free trial” offers in fine print or not disclose them at all. Their real goal is to rob you blind.

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FTC Advice on MLMs

FTC Advice on MLMs

Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it could be a pyramid scheme.

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Operation: Empty Promises

Operation: Empty Promises

With so many work-at-home scams competing to steal your money on false hopes and empty promises, you need to be especially careful when looking at new opportunities.

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Credit Scores: When Free’s Not Free

Credit Scores: When Free's Not Free

Be careful signing up for that “free” credit score report. The ad says free, the website says free – so why are millions of American’s getting bilked for $29.99 a few weeks later?

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True Stories: Debt Settlement Nightmare

True Stories: Debt Settlement Nightmare

A true story from the FTC archives – Dorothy Council’s debt settlement companies didn’t pay her credit cards and kept the money.

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The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

The Truth Behind Weight Loss Ads

Miracle diet products promise the world but fail to deliver – some are even dangerous. Weight loss ads and websites are often misleading at best and in many cases downright scams

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Getting Your Free Credit Report

Getting Your Free Credit Report

The US Government has set your right to a free credit report into law. And getting your copy is very easy – here’s how:

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Avoid Student Debt Relief Scams

Avoid Student Debt Relief Scams

Don’t Make Mistakes When Seeking Student Debt Relief. Be careful with the information you give and remember no company can promise to get you fast debt forgiveness.

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Bankruptcy: What to Know

Bankruptcy: What to Know

Filing for bankruptcy is a huge decision to make and not one to be taken lightly. It should only be considered when other steps have been attempted and failed such as debt relief or https://scamreport.com/dir/personal-finance/debt-relief/debt-consolidation/. If you do plan to file for bankruptcy protection, you must get

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FTC Releases MLM Business Guidance

FTC Releases MLM Business Guidance

Multi-level marketing is a diverse and varied industry, employing many different structures and methods of selling. Although there may be significant differences in how multi-level marketers sell their products or services, core consumer protection principles are applicable

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True Stories: Work at Home Scam

True Stories: Work at Home Scam

Claimed to be a business coaching and training program, rather than bringing it’s trainees the promised financial help and security this will leave it’s victims worse off, and with nothing to show for it.

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Car Title Loans: More Than Money

Car Title Loans: More Than Money

Albert needed some extra cash for an emergency and thought a car title loan sounded like a good idea. Is a car title loan the best solution?

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The Payday Lending Trap

The Payday Lending Trap

The Dangers of Payday Lending – John’s truck breaks down and he doesn’t have any money to fix it. Is payday lending the answer?

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Bankruptcy or Debt Relief?

Bankruptcy or Debt Relief?

Debt got you down? You’re not alone. Consumer debt is at an all-time high. Bankruptcy is one option to deal with financial problems, it’s generally considered the option of last resort.

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