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RSN™ Special Report: Money back from MoneyGram?

RSN™ Special Report: Money back from MoneyGram? The Federal Trade Commission Announce A Settlement With MoneyGram For $125 million! November 8, 2018 by Karen Dodge Staff Attorney, Midwest Region, FTC We’ve all known for a long time that scammers ask people to pay by wiring money. Money wiring companies like MoneyGram and Western Union have also known that scammers have people wire money using their services. In fact, the FTC has sued both companies – which [...]

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams

RSN™ Guide: U.S. Army Scammers / Fake Soldier Romance Scams Online Romance Scam Information About Stolen Soldier Identities Impersonation & Identity Theft Of United States Army Soldiers If You Suspect Someone Then They ARE A Scammer You may have a suspicion about someone you have met online. You may not know it yet but your instincts picked up on something out of place (below we explain the Red Flags in more detail). Go with your [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Avoiding Tech Support Scams

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Avoiding Tech Support Scams You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way. Scammers pose as big-name companies and use pop-up messages, fake websites, and phone calls to trick you into thinking your computer has [...]

FTC Halts Online Marketers Responsible for Deceptive “Free Trial” Offers

United States Federal Trade Commission Goes After Online Fraud FTC Halts Online Marketers Responsible for Deceptive “Free Trial” Offers A federal district court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to stop a group of San Diego-based Internet marketers from deceptively advertising free trial offers and not only charging consumers full-price for the trial product, but also enrolling them in expensive, ongoing continuity plans without their knowledge or consent. The court order announced today temporarily [...]

REPORTING INCOME TAX FRAUD

REPORTING INCOME TAX FRAUD A new way to report tax identity theft identity theft is hard enough. That’s why we keep working to make recovering from it easier. It’s also why we’re happy to let you know about an innovative project by the FTC and IRS that lets people report tax-related identity theft to the IRS online, using the FTC’s IdentityTheft.gov website to file IRS Form 14039. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses your [...]

TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO HELP STOP FACEBOOK FAKES

Call For Government Investigation Into Facebook Fakes For years Facebook has hidden the true extent of the number of fake subscribers (profiles) on their social media platform. The value of Facebook as a business is, in large part, based upon the number of subscribers to Facebook. This is the basis for advertising fees which provide revenue for the company. PLEASE HELP US ADDRESS THIS HUGE PROBLEM BY DEMANDING ACTION BY THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND [...]

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