Spotting Home-Based Business ScamsBy
The website selling home-based business opportunities looks like a professional news outlet, with a stock market ticker, video footage, and a list of reader comments—complete with typos. But it’s really baloney. That ticker? An animation. The news footage? An unrelated, pirated television clip. And the testimonials? Internet-fraud expert Christine Durst calls them “testiphony-als”—all posted under fake names within a few days’ time, by crooks aiming to snare prospective entrepreneurs.
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