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What is a Snake Oil Salesman?

A snake oil salesman is someone who sells something phony — typically a medicine that promises to cure all that ills you.


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Sandwich In A Can?

A lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission says that Wright promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but that he put the money instead into Candwich development and other equally untried ideas.


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Can You Really Earn 200% Commissions?

It must be something in the air.


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FTC Shuts Down Fake News Sites Selling Acai Berries

Six online marketers agreed to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that will permanently halt their allegedly deceptive practice of using fake news websites to market acai berry supplements and other weight-loss products.


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Fake Amazon Receipts Targeting Online Merchants

The online tool asks for the details of the fake transaction to enter in the fake receipt, and then generates an HTML file containing the receipt.


Don’t Get Taken By This Invention Scam

Victor Baca thought he had an invention that would make him rich…


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Colorado Warns Bizs Of Theft Scam

The corporate identity thefts itself were possible because of what appears to have been a surprisingly wide open business registration system at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.


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Work At Home Scams Popping Up On Twitter

The latest one involves Twitter.


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Top 10 Scams In 2010

Scammer ingenuity knows no bounds.


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Scams So Rampant on Facebook, Top Exec Falls For One

Facebook does have a unique advantage over email, the company points out.