Industry Insights

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Is It Advisable to Click on an Online Ad?

Recently, Facebook rolled out its “Marketplace,” where individuals who reside in the same general area can post items for sale alongside ads placed by retail firms. It’s a natural for Facebook, which enhances the experience by enabling instant communication between buyer and seller via Messenger. There’s just one problem. How do you know a name brand item for sale in the Facebook Marketplace is genuine?

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How Were an Single Mother and Her Kids Ruined Online?

Before you even think of sending in your contact information to an online investment site, you owe it to yourself to read this real life story. If you are unfamiliar with the plague of unlicensed and unregulated binary options trading sites or have ever doubted the ruthlessness of online crime in general, you too owe it to yourself to read this story.

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Did the IRS Call and Say You Owe Back Taxes?

Maybe you did owe back taxes, maybe you didn’t. We have no way of knowing whether or not you did. But we do know for certain that you never got a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) telling you that you did for one very simple reason: The IRS never phones anyone to tell them they owe back taxes.

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Are Tourists Targeted?

Ultimately, George C. Parker was arrested, tried and sent to live out the rest of his life in Sing Sing. Catching him was simple. There was no internet. Try catching online conmen today. Where will you look? Who will you call to find them?

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