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Nathan Martinez And Band Of Scammers Blocked From Deceptive Selling By FTC

A vast network of online marketers and the three people behind it have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they sold more than 40 weight-loss, muscle-building, and wrinkle-reduction products to consumers using unsubstantiated health claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements, and phony consumer testimonials.
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If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Union. No one received the cash, prizes or services they were promised.
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Scams To Avoid

Rodan + Fields Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!

I have had many requests by my subscribers to share my personal opinion of the Rodan + Fields business opportunity. The time has come for me to do that.  What I found very disturbing about this business opportunity is that when looking for information on Rodan + Fields I found the following post "Stop & Read: The Scam that is Rodan + Fields".  This post is by a representative of Rodan + Fields who goes on to tell you that it is not a scam.  Clearly people are concerned that Rodan + Fields is a scam.
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ICO Scams

An Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) is an unregulated means of crowdfunding via use of cryptocurrency, which can be a source of capital for startup companies. In an ICO a percentage of the newly issued cryptocurrency is sold to investors in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Since ICOs are unregulated, scammers have free rein to tell you anything to get your money. Don't let these scammers take advantage of you.
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The Salty Droid vs Herbalife

The Salty Droid aka Jason Jones has recently gone to court on behalf of victims of the Herbalife scam: JEFF RODGERS, PATRICIA RODGERS, MICHAEL LAVIGNE, JENNIFER LAVIGNE, CODY PYLE, JENNIFER RIBALTA, IZAAR VALDEZ, and FELIX VALDEZ. The Salty Droid has a long history as a scam buster and has taken on the Herbalife scam with satire for many years.  Now he and Mark Migdal & Hayden are taking them on in court.
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Interviews

DSA Efforts In DC To Legitimize MLMs With Few Customers

Business Talk with Jim Campbell  on 9/17/2017 focused on the topic of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) efforts in DC to legitimize MLMs with few customers.  Prof. Bill Keep and Bonnie Patten executive director of TINA.org take on the DSA in an interesting interview that brings together many of the people that are involved in these efforts.
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Scams To Avoid

Juice Plus+ Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!

MLM companies try to take on the banner of continuing the long tradition of direct sales.  In my opinion, many are continuing the tradition of snake oil salesman. Lotions, potions and pills are the foundation of many of the top MLM scam companies.  These lotions, positions and pills seem to help with almost everything.  Just like the products that snake oil salesmen offered. My subscribers have requested that I take a look at the Juice Plus+ Virtual Franchise.  Here is what I have found.
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BitConnect Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!

Cryptocurrencies are the hot investment these days. With the rising price of bitcoins, countless people are trying to cash in on the craze. My subscribers have asked me to take a look at BitConnect. Like any commodity, cryptocurrency prices change with supply and demand. At any moment the market can collapse. BitConnect claims to step in and provide stability.
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