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Reviews are essential for consumers looking to buy a product from a business. Although bad for a company, a negative review could help a customer’s decision to buy or walk away. But what if a business threatens to sue consumers for … Continue reading
How does receiving free money without paying it back sound? If you’re feeling this is too good to be true, then you’re on the right track. Government grant scams trick consumers into believing they’ve qualified for a big sum of cash, … Continue reading
Being paid to secret shop at some of your favorite stores may seem like the perfect job, but that may not always be the case. Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin warns consumers that … Continue reading
An illegal debt collection scam that collected more than five million dollars from victims has been stopped by the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC, the scammers tricked victims into believing they owed payday loans. Callers would harass consumers … Continue reading
If you’re looking to change your lifestyle to a more go green attitude, you’re probably going look out for products that have green seals. These seals tell consumers their packaging is eco-friendly. That may mean its biodegradable, recyclable, or compostable. … Continue reading
Are you a babysitter, nanny, or another type of caregiver? If so, you’ve more than likely used different websites like craigslist.com or care.com to find potential clients. Although these websites are great resources, they also provide an avenue for scammers … Continue reading
Looking at customer reviews before making that big money purchase is something many consumers practice. But what if the reviews you’re seeing are all lies? Better yet, what if the person who submitted the review was paid by the company? According … Continue reading
A federal court has ordered a popular business among college students to shut down after the Federal Trade Commission accused them of acting as a pyramid scheme. According to the FTC, Vemma Nutrition promised false riches to lure college kids into … Continue reading
Imagine making money in the comfort of your home. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is. Many times work-at-home jobs are a scam. But con-artists are now using this type of fraud to fool victims into helping them steal money. … Continue reading
The FTC has charged two data broker companies for illegally selling payday applicant’s financial information to scammers, resulting in more than $7 million dollars lost by consumers. According to court documents, Sequoia One LLC, Gen X Marketing Group LLC, and three of the … Continue reading