Gets an F Rating For Being Work At Home Scam
has issued an F rating to San Antonio-based Abili-Staff
Ltd., due to a pending Federal Trade Commission
government action against the company as well
as unanswered consumer disputes received by BBB.
Abili-Staff offers work-at-home opportunities
to consumers nationwide through an online database
consumers pay membership fees to access. Yes,
this is another one of those work-at-home scams.
Disputes received by BBB claim Abili-Staff did
not deliver legitimate job opportunities and failed
to process promised refunds.
Round Up 38 for Mortgage Fraud Over The Past Month
States Attorney Dennis K. Burke recently joined
members of the Arizona Financial Fraud Task Force
to announce multiple indictments charging 38 people—among
them loan officers, escrow officers, real estate
appraisers and agents, and straw buyers—in
various mortgage fraud schemes, including “cash
back” and loan origination scams.
announcement of the indictments in Arizona followed...
Sues to Stop Work-From-Home-Scams
has launched a legal battle against companies
that allegedly infringe upon the Google name to
promote "work-from-home" scams.
the heart of the scheme is a false representation
that consumers can participate in a Google-sponsored
program that will allow them to make hundreds
of dollars a day working at home performing a
simple task that requires no particular experience
or qualifications," the search engine giant
wrote in a 26-page claim filed in...
Send Money to the Business Filings Division
you run a business or work with a nonprofit group,
you might have received a letter recently from
the Business Filings Division, located at 980
9th St., 16th Floor in Sacramento. Although it
says "Business Mail - Important Notice Enclosed",
underneath that it also says "This is not
a government document".
You wouldn't know that by looking at the form
that is enclosed. It is an official looking form
that looks suspiciously like a form from the California
Secretary of State's office and demands that you...
From Home Scams Cite Reputable Organizations Including
Marshall was searching for jobs online when he
came across an ad for a Google work-at-home business.
The ad featured a "Chicago Tribune News"
story about Mike Steadman, a college drop-out
from North Carolina, who was earning buckets of
money placing links on the Google Web site.
get paid about $25 for every link I post on Google
and I get paid every week," the story said.
"I make around $10,500 a month right now."
Cracks Down on Spammers Trying to Take Advantage
of the Economic Downturn
Federal Trade Commission today announced a law
enforcement crackdown on scammers trying to take
advantage of the economic downturn to bilk vulnerable
consumers through a variety of schemes, such as
promising non-existent jobs; promoting overhyped
get-rich-quick plans, bogus government grants,
and phony debt-reduction services; or putting
unauthorized charges on consumers’ credit
or debit cards.
“Operation Short Change,” the law
enforcement sweep announced today includes...