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Consumer Frauds

Beware of contests which require you to put up money to win, even if there is a guarantee that you will be a winner.

 

Home Improvement Offers

Beware of tempting home improvement offers, made through the mail or on-the-spot. These offers are a popular type of swindle.

 

Chain-referral Scheme

These schemes offer a commission for buying one item and selling additional ones to friends.The products are usually over-priced and difficult to sell.

 

Retirement Estates

Any retirement estates offered at conspicuously low prices to "lucky" individuals are usually fraudulent and should be avoided.

 

Business Opportunities

Business opportunities and work-at-home schemes which promise high profits after a substantial investment or registration fee are often fraudulent.

 

Medical Frauds

Fake laboratory tests, miracle cures, and mail order clinics, etc. are other ways schemed to defraud you. Legitimate doctors and hospitals do not advertise through the mail.