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Is the Forex Program I’m Looking At A Scam?

How Do I Know If the Forex Program I’m Looking At Is A Scam?
Written by Vincenzo Desroches of Forex Traders

The unregulated nature of the Foreign-Exchange (FX) Market has made it a big draw for con artists and scammers. The internet is littered with outrageous claims that one can be a millionaire by trading the FX Market with a simple investment of $99. The reason con artists are able to operate is because, unfortunately, people fall for their scams. In this short article, we will identify several of the major red flags that are often present in the sales materials of bad products.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Where is your money going?

President Obama began his February 2009 televised address with promises to “rebuild” and “recover.”  Early in his address to Congress television audiences began typing he when President Obama announced announce the website Recovery.gov.  The idea behind Recovery.gov, the creation of which President Obama mandated as part of legislation, was to make the spending of the $787 billion from the 2009 Stimulus Package transparent to tax payers.

From the recovery.gov web site:

“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be carried out with full transparency and accountability — and Recovery.gov is the centerpiece of that effort.” Continue reading American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Where is your money going?

Five Easy, Free and Legal Consumer Protection Tips

Did you know there are legal steps you can take to prevent being taken advantage of by unscrupulous debt collectors, marketers, or thieves? The following are five proactive suggestions:

Unwanted Faxes

You can remove yourself from unsolicited advertising fax lists. There is a federal law, called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, codified at 47 USCS § 227 (2001).

It includes “telephone communications,” “telephone facsimile,” and “unsolicited advertisement” amongst its offenders.

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Taxpayer rights against unauthorized IRS collection practices and 3 payment options

Did you know that some IRS collection practices are categorized as ‘unauthorized,’ that is, prohibited? This means you do have certain rights and options for repayment when it comes to the IRS attempting to collect your federal taxes from you.

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Check Cashing Fraud Scams and Mystery Shopping Jobs

Have you received a letter or email asking you to be a “mystery shopper?” Maybe you are a legitmiate mystery shopper and have received this “assignment.” An assignment or job that appears too good to be true and that involves check cashing may just be a scam. Find our more about this particular scam, how to identify it and what to do if you have been a victim.

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Consumer Financial Protection Agency: House Financial Services Committee Approves, Do You?

We’re now bringing you Consumer Protection information and news and wanted to let you know the status of a newly pending federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency or the CFPA.

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