and investment cons that promise a fast profit
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and urban legends.
A critical report released last year by the National Consumer Law Center asserted that subprime loans have been a primary contributing factor in the increase in foreclosures and "rescue" scams
across the country.
SAUGUS -- A well-worn scam
aimed at fleecing individuals of identifying information is making the rounds of local mailboxes again.
involving work-from-home offers and foreign lotteries were known to 53%.
It's likely that in the future, institutions won't just be able to blame the consumer for falling for these scams
If you believe a client has been victimized by a living trust mill or annuity scam
, ask them to file a complaint with their local district attorney's office, the California Department of Insurance or the attorney general's website, www.
n Investment related scams
- an unsolicited telephone call offering the opportunity to invest in shares, fine wine, gemstones or other soon-to-be-rare commodities.
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Danielle, who'd seen Nigerian scams
before, thought she might play along for fun.
In one of the most egregious forms of Internet fraud, scam
artists prey on the vulnerabilities of people who, for reasons of health or age, stay at home and find the Internet a way to maintain contact with the world in terms of information gathering, business dealings, shopping opportunities, and emotional support.
Today, these scams
have evolved into targeting larger numbers of people for smaller dollar amounts--usually between $5,000 and $100,000 each.
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau today launched BBB Scam
Stopper, an education campaign to help consumers in the United States and Canada avoid common scams
that con artists use to commit consumer fraud.
Major Telephone Outreach Effort Warns Consumers of Fraud and Scams
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission s Targeting Scams
Report 2013 reveals that over 90,000 Australians reported scams
to the ACCC last year, with $89,136,975 million reported lost.