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Abili-Staff Gets an F Rating For Being Work At Home Scam

BBB 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.

Arizona Round Up 38 for Mortgage Fraud Over The Past Month

United 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.

The announcement of the indictments in Arizona followed...

Google Sues to Stop Work-From-Home-Scams

The Charleston GazetteGoogle has launched a legal battle against companies that allegedly infringe upon the Google name to promote "work-from-home" scams.

"At 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...

Don't Send Money to the Business Filings Division

If 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...

Work From Home Scams Cite Reputable Organizations Including Google

The Charleston GazetteJerald 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.

"I 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."

FTC Cracks Down on Spammers Trying to Take Advantage of the Economic Downturn

The 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.

Dubbed “Operation Short Change,” the law enforcement sweep announced today includes...


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