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Investment Scam Reports

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FTC Hits Real Estate Celebrities

FTC Hits Real Estate Celebrities

Surprise as FTC moves to add two of the biggest real estate celebrities Dean Graziosi and Scott Yancey to their ongoing case against Nudge

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Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams

Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams

Yesterday some high-profile people had their Twitter accounts hacked by scammers who sent out fake tweets asking followers to send money using Bitcoin…

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Investment Training Scam Hit by FTC

Investment Training Scam Hit by FTC

If you’ve ever fantasized about never having to worry about money again, you’re not alone. But before you spend big money for a chance at wealth, read on…

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Court Rules Against Mortgage Relief Scam

Court Rules Against Mortgage Relief Scam

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in a case against the operators of a scheme that deceived financially distressed homeowners by falsely promising to make their mortgages more affordable.

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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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New Moves to Close $400m Real Estate Seminar Scam

New Moves to Close $400m Real Estate Seminar Scam

For the second time in about a month, the FTC sued a company that falsely promised it would show people how to earn money in real estate – after getting them to pay thousands of dollars for seminars.

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Real Estate Scheme Sued By FTC

Real Estate Scheme Sued By FTC

There are many companies out there promising to tell you how to make money by flipping real estate, but not all those promises are real.

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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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JP Morgan Gold Traders Charged

JP Morgan Gold Traders Charged

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said “The defendants and others allegedly engaged in a massive, multiyear scheme to manipulate the market for precious metals futures contracts and defraud market participants”

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Celebrity Endorsement Scams

Celebrity Endorsement Scams

The SEC is warning investors not to make investment decisions based solely on celebrity endorsements. It is never a good idea to make an investment decision just because someone famous says a product or service is a good investment.

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Gold Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Charged

Gold Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Charged

Defendants Allegedly Fraudulently Solicited and Received more than $4 Million from Customers in Connection with Purported Gold Sales

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Friendly Advice? Don’t Be An Investment Scam Victim

Friendly Advice? Don't Be An Investment Scam Victim

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy warns investors not to make investment decisions based solely on common ties with someone recommending or selling the investment.

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Crypto Investments May Have Higher Fraud Risk

Crypto Investments May Have Higher Fraud Risk

SEC Warns watch Out for Fraudulent Digital Asset and “Crypto” Trading Websites: Scrutinize investment opportunities through websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses related to digital assets.

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Beware Claims the SEC Has Approved Offer

Beware Claims the SEC Has Approved Offer

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors of misrepresentations about SEC “approvals” of offerings.

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Success Bullion Fraudster Pleads Guilty

Success Bullion Fraudster Pleads Guilty

Defendant received at least $550,000 from the scheme and acknowledged the proceeds were sent to a bank account he controlled in Belize.

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The Heavy Cost of Pension Advances

The Heavy Cost of Pension Advances

Pension advances aren’t cheap: The transactions often include fees that can push the effective annual percentage rate (APR), the cost of credit on a yearly basis, over 100%.

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CFTC Guide to Precious Metals Fraud

CFTC Guide to Precious Metals Fraud

The following information is designed to notify you about tricky promises of easy profits from rising prices in precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium, and platinum.

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Beware Fraudulent Crypto Websites

Beware Fraudulent Crypto Websites

SEC Warns watch Out for Fraudulent Digital Asset and “Crypto” Trading Websites: Scrutinize investment opportunities through websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses related to digital assets.

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Avoiding Scams When Investing Online

Avoiding Scams When Investing Online

Investment opportunities that claim to be low risk and high reward are almost always frauds. When researching new investment opportunities it’s advisable to check credentials at unbiased sources.

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Massive Real Estate Investment Scam Taken Down

Massive Real Estate Investment Scam Taken Down

Taking in in more than $100 million by marketing lots in what the defendants said would become a luxury development in Belize, the scheme was known by several names, including Sanctuary Belize, Sanctuary Bay, and The Reserve.

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FBI Warns of Real Estate Investment Email Scam

FBI Warns of Real Estate Investment Email Scam

The scam targets all participants in real estate transactions, including buyers, sellers, agents, and lawyers. The victims of these scams are usually U.S. based and may be recruited as unwitting money mules.

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$9.8 Million Returned to Death-Row Inmate’s Bullion Customers

$9.8 Million Returned to Death-Row Inmate's Bullion Customers

Bullion company owner is on California’s death row in relation to a separate investigation and conviction in state court for contracting with hitmen who murdered his wife in 2008.

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$90 Million Silver Bullion Ponzi Scheme

$90 Million Silver Bullion Ponzi Scheme

Defendants are alleged to have fraudulently sold contracts of sale of silver in a nationwide scheme. $90 million Ponzi scheme, in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations.

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Guilty Plea in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Scam

Guilty Plea in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Scam

Co-conspirators identified distressed homeowners who were in default on mortgages or were experiencing financial troubles, even though some had large amounts of equity in their properties.

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