How to Tell if a Degree Program is a Scam

How to Tell if a Degree Program is a Scam

Summer is here, so now you might be thinking ahead to the fall and higher education. These days with classes moving online during the virus outbreak and so many options, it can be difficult to tell what’s legit and what’s not. With programs such as Trump University, the school started …

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Deceptive Advertising Trends To Watch Out For

Deceptive Advertising Trends To Watch Out For

Sometimes it is easy to spot possible deceptive advertising… but not always. For example, the FTC has an Endorsement Guide for social media influencers and above all, the endorsement must reflect the accurate experience and opinion of the endorser. Well, what if it is a Virtual Influencer who is not …

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IRS Warns of Stimulus Check Scammers!

IRS Warns of Stimulus Check Scammers!

The IRS and its Criminal Investigation Division have seen a wave of new and evolving phishing schemes against taxpayers. In most cases, the IRS will deposit economic impact payments into the direct deposit account the taxpayer previously provided on tax returns. If you have not provided that information your check …

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The Signs of a Home Security Scam

The Signs of a Home Security Scam

Someone comes to your door and offers you a pitch to get you to buy an alarm system and monitoring services. Look for these signs you are being scammed! They make you a limited time offer and claim you need to act now. They tell you the equipment is “free” …

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2020 Lawn and Garden Recalls You May Have Missed

2020 Lawn and Garden Recalls You May Have Missed

John Deere attachment kits for compact utility tractor brooms. The kits are missing the Operators Manual which details proper attachment and use of the product, posing an injury hazard. Consumers should stop using their John Deere 60-inch Broom and contact an authorized dealer for a free manual. Sterno Home Path …

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Avoiding Dangerous Pest Control Scams

Avoiding Dangerous Pest Control Scams

How to tell the difference between a real pest control company and a scammer looking for another victim? Door to door, a salesman often wearing a fake company uniform with a name badge might offer you a free inspection or tell you your home has a pest problem which he …

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Weight Loss Drug Belviq Recalled

Weight Loss Drug Belviq Recalled

The manufacturer of weight-loss medication Lorcaserin (Belviq, BelivqRX) voluntarily withdrew the drug from the U.S. market at the request of the FDA. This was due to emerging data showing that people who had taken the drug as part of a large clinical trial had an increased occurrence with cancer five …

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Warning: Dental Scams to Avoid

Warning: Dental Scams to Avoid

Although most dentists are ethical, a degree on the wall doesn’t guarantee honesty. Americans lose about $68 billion dollars a year to healthcare fraud and this includes these dental scams. Worthless treatments, such as performing useless surgery on perfectly healthy patients to hike their own insurance billings. Inflated billings, such …

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