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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Posted: 9/6/2017

Increase in National Do Not Call Registry Fees

Telemarketers who contact U.S. consumers should be aware that the Federal Trade Commission is raising fees to access phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry....Read more

Tags: telemarketers, federal trade commission

Imposter Scam Targeting Spanish Speaking Community Shut Down

Posted: 5/16/2017

Imposter Scam Targeting Spanish Speaking Community Shut Down

The Federal Trade Commission obtained an Order to shut down California-based companies, ABC Hispana, Inc. and ISB Latino, Inc. from engaging in imposter scams that primarily targeted Spanish speaking individuals. The operation used telemarketers in Peru to solicit consumers and sell instructional materials, primarily the English-6 language learning products “Ingles Sin Barreras” and “Ingles Sin Fronteras” and tablets. The companies apparently misrepresented their products....Read more

Tags: scam, telephone scams, telemarketers