Avoid Being Scammed

As consumers, we certainly want to avoid being scammed. But, that is not always a simple task. Thus, we present several tips to avoid being deceived. First, take a look at these posts about bad company practices: Are YOU Buying These Scam Products? Professions Perceived as Most Ethical – and Most Unethical World’s Leading Ethical […]

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Are YOU Buying These Scam Products?

Are YOU susceptible to buying products that over-promise their benefits or are otherwise deceptive? In this video from Planet Dolan, do you agree that these are all scam products? [Note: The Planet Dolan YouTube channel has 5.5 million subscribers. and 1.4 billions views]      

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Be a Smarter Tourist: Avoid These Scams

It is currently the height of the tourist season in many countries. As such, smart tourists must be aware of — and protect themselves against — the numerous scams that are out there. As UK-based Just the Flight puts it: “Tourists are often the most vulnerable to scams; they are probably unfamiliar with the surrounding […]

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Ripoffs to Avoid

As consumers, we always need to be carefully about get ripped off — whether at a store or online. According to CBS Money Watch, these are some of the especially “outrageous” scams to keep in mind: The $46,000 “economy” car The $135 complaint fee The 1,000% shopping spree loan Penalty via pre-paid card Affiliate marketing […]

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Don’t Be Scammed!!!!

In its October 2012 issue, Consumer Reports discusses many of the ways in which shoppers are scammed/tricked by companies. As the nonprofit group notes: “Fraud and identity-theft complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission topped 1.2 million last year [2011], up 19 percent over 2010 and 800 percent since 2000. Moreover, the FBI says fraud […]

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