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    Operation Empty Promises
    One of worst things anyone can do to steal from someone when they're down and desperate. The FTC's multi-agency initiative, called "Operation Empty Promises" took more than 90 new actions this month against home-biz scammers: FTC Steps Up Efforts Against Scams That Target Financially-Strapped Consumers

    Particularly galling is a company, Business Recovery Services that falsely claimed they could help consumers recover money they had lost to scam business ops and work-at-home operations. Scamming folks who already had been scammed! Calling them bottom-feeders doesn't go low enough.
    Ivy Capital Inc. and 29 co-defendants* allegedly have taken more than $40 million from people who paid thousands of dollars believing Ivy Capital would help them develop their own Internet businesses and earn up to $10,000 per month. <snip> As alleged in the FTC’s complaint, Ivy Capital’s telemarketers called people who responded to e-mail and advertising about work-at-home or Internet business opportunities from companies such as Jennifer Johnson’s Home Job Placement Program and Brent Austin’s Automated Wealth System.
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    In general, it's disgusting how people can pray on other's hopes and dreams (and sometimes desperation) to make a buck.

    Plus, it puts the legitimate work-from-home businesses that do exist in an overall "shady" light.

    Sad, sad, sad....

    Paul

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    Oops, I accidentally deleted a line before the quote before I posted. It was that one of those so-called "internet gurus" with a GRQ scheme was named.

    Yes, unfortunately, most legit work-at-home bizs don't go after the internet rankings of these scam bizs.

    It may be also that folks used to a job with a regular salary don't understand the risks of having your own biz: there is no guaranteed salary, no matter how many hours you work. They're especially prone to believing such offers.
    Renée
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    Oh yeah,
    Who hasn't fallen for, or almost fallen victim to, empty promises before?
    As an AM I guess it does make it a bit more complex and add some more time and effort to work with these new laws rules, but the ones that come out on the other side are there to stay.
    The positive thing is that if you are, in fact, legitimate in your biz then in the end you will be one of the few left standing.

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