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Here are some of the
latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
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Employment - Family - Federal Programs - Food
Health - Housing - Money - Small Business - Travel - And
State, Federal Law Enforcers Launch Sting on
Business Opportunity, Work-at-Home Scams -
In a coordinated attack on business opportunity and work-at-home fraud, the Federal Trade Commission, the
Department of Justice (DOJ) and 17 state law enforcement agencies have launched a law enforcement sting targeting
hucksters who use deceptive earnings claims and paid "shills" to promote their scams or otherwise violate consumer
protection laws. Seventy-seven operations have been caught in the sting.
The states and federal agencies are
also launching an extensive consumer education campaign, including a Spanish language component, to help
consumers avoid fraudulent business opportunity and work-at-home schemes. For more information, visit the FTC web site.
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