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There are many types of securities fraud in the stock investment niche. Here are 15 criminal cases, exposed. Educate yourself before it's too late, as an investment fraud lawyer may cost you more money by trying to get your money back.

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The Pump and Dump scheme is an investment scam. It affects mainstream investors and rips them off their money places on stocks. How does it work? Let's find out in this article. read more

This is a time when future investments need your consideration, including the Gold IRA questionable offers. Here are some Gold Investment Retirement Account (IRA) scams you need to avoid! read more

Authorities have swung into action offering grants and financial assistance. There are state, federal and provincial stimulus packages, all different in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Here is a list with all the links. read more

Making money in the blockchain industry has many ways and aspects, but the world is also full of bitcoin scammers and questionable characters. Let's take a look at what you need to know about crypto asset mining yields, staking and rewarding. read more

Beware of a fake federal student loan forgiveness program that is being advertised today. If you're still paying your dues, watch out for this new Student Loan Forgiveness Center Scam. read more

Do you want to ensure that your business venture stays afloat this year, and going forward into the next decade? There are plenty of pitfalls, and common mistakes made that you should be wary of, and avoid where possible. Here are some quick tips: read more

Any business can fall victim to a scam. The best way of defending yourself against these scams is to ensure that your workers are all educated and understand the most common threats they face. read more

Forex trading is more popular than ever. However, as with anything that requires large sums of money and profit, scammers are very attracted to investors in currency. Here is how to avoid them: read more

About 12 million people in the United States take payday loans every year. Unfortunately, many questionable loan companies tend to trick them into paying more than what they agreed. Don't be a victim. This is a must-read. read more

While scams have been going around for decades, the progression of fintech has exposed new avenues for fraud and consumer deception by providing more opportunities for hackers to access your personal and financial information. read more

Are you in need of cash but worried about a personal loan scam? Scammers have come up with a plethora of ways to victimize people into giving them money. Here is an educational article, please beware. read more

Credit scams and identity theft caused over $900 million in losses in America last year. The best way to avoid being another a credit scam victim is to arm yourself with information. See the types of credit scams here. read more

We've been exposing many scams related to investments with high returns. Today we want to keep educating the readers with the other aspects of the right investments and calculations. Here is a must-read article. read more

In spite of this criticism, binary options are rapidly becoming more popular for both professional and novice traders. Here are seven reasons why the binary options are the new 'thing'. read more

Before finding the answer, you need to educate yourself about the many loan scams that you could be a victim of, if you don't do your homework. What are the most notorious ones? Read here: read more

There is no doubt that the progression of fintech has changed the landscape of many industries. However, the introduction of financial technology has also exposed a giant susceptibility amongst them all: an increased chance of fraud. read more

Human nature makes everyone think they are smart and can't be fooled. At least, in most cases. Hopefully, you are not one of them. Since scammers victimize people regularly, they always upgrade their style and approach. Here is a good read: read more

Credit card fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. The purpose of it may be to obtain funds from the credit account or to use it to purchase goods. In either case, credit card fraud is very closely linked to identity theft. read more

A new video published on YouTube promises users free cryptocurrency, but it's a scary trap meant to hijack all your info. Watch the video in this article to see how a fake bitcoin generator looks like and how to avoid it: read more

Credit card fraud happens in two ways: when someone steals or finds your card and uses it to make purchases and when someone takes your card's info and makes unauthorized purchases without needing your credit card physically. read more

Do you buy things on eBay or Craigslist? Beware of the Purchase Protection Scam, which comes in two variations: fake eBay vehicle purchase protection and bogus notification. Read the article to protect yourself. read more

Embezzlement and hacking have increased as the world became more digital. While companies employ IT consultants and ethical hackers here is how accounting information systems aid in the prevention fraud. read more

The Remote Deposit Scam happens when you take a picture with your smartphone of a personal check in order to deposit it, rather than heading to the bank in person. Here is how it works: read more

There is a new scam going around these days and the scary part is that will probably keep making victims as long as people trust everything they search for on Google. What are we talking about? Google Maps. Let's take a look. read more

Criminals send payment notifications impersonating Stripe staff and apply the same method used in the recent PayPal Notification scams. Here is how the new con works: read more

As a field that involves a lot of money transactions, cryptocurrency is exposed to the risk of numerous frauds and scams. Do you know how to avoid them? Read the article below to get a great insight: read more

You come across online ads posted by marketing gurus who promise to make you “millions in months”. To find out how, you have to buy their books, kits, or online marketing courses, which reveal the secret. Here's how the scam works: read more

A new scam using Expedia's name is going around these days coming into your email as a PayPal notification. Read the article, watch the video and educate yourself on how the scam works: read more

The paper wallets are a great solution for offline bitcoin storage as they're convenient and can be prepared fast. However, due to new nature of the cryptocurrency niche, people are still selling and buying pre-generated paper wallets. read more

Beware of a new Bitcoin scam going around this week involving the best cryptocurrency hardware wallets out there, such as Ledger Nano S, Trezor, and KeepKey. Find out how the scam work and educate yourself here. read more

The popular chat app Telegram’s upcoming ICO will most likely break records with a target raise of $1.2 billion, but cryptocurrency owners have been losing a lot of money by investing blindly in fake websites. Here is what's going on: read more

Beware of the Wells Fargo Telephone Scam going around this week. You may be receiving a call one of these days claiming to be from the bank, threatening with the lockdown of your account. Once you answer, this happens: read more

One of the newest scams hitting Canadians this week is the CRA Tax Investigation Scam, with a new twist. It references Steam gift cards, a phone call and federal charges. If you never heard of Steam cards you should pay attention. read more

Social Security benefits represent a very important financial aspect in one's life, so beware of the latest scams referring to applying, status, and losing the rights. read more

If you know what a structured settlement is and you're involved in legal cases, beware of the Sell Structured Settlement aka Client First Settlement Funding scam. read more

Be aware of a new scam using brands like VISA, Mastercard and AmEx to promise a very tempting benefit, such as a free laptop or a smartphone. How does the scam work? Watch the video in this article. read more

Do you have expenses on your credit card and want to pay them off soon? Of course you do. Beware of the Credit Card Debt Settlement Scam aka the Debt Termination, happening this week. Read here: read more

The Check in the Mail scam occurs this way: the scammer asks for your business services - whatever they might be - and sends you a check with an amount that’s much bigger than the one you asked. Watch video here: read more

Watch out for the Donation In Your Name Scam, going around these days. It's similar to the Inheritance/Next-of-kin scam or Consignment Track box trick. Watch the video here. read more

The Offshore Investment Scam is targeting people in their thirties, forties or fifties, who are looking for long term financial security. If you are one of them, beware. Here is how it works: read more

Did you receive an email from your bank asking you to update a digital access agreement? It claims to be from any financial institution, whether that's Scotiabank, CIBC, Royal Bank, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan, etc. read more

Unlike the Account Upgrade scam, where fraudsters impersonate bank reps asking you to get your account to a new level, this one lures the email recipients into believing that they need to be verified by the bank to avoid suspicious activity. read more

Beware of many Binary Options scams, exposed here with a video. Whether it's about brokers, signals or winning strategy, watch out for the sketchy world of the binary options trading business. read more

Beware of the Hospital Lien Scam, exposed with a video here. It makes you pay 3-4 times more for your hospital bill after a personal injury claim. read more

Tax relief companies and fake impersonators. Beware the latest scam in the industry, Tax Settlement or Tax Relief Companies scam. Watch video. read more

Knowing how to apply for a VA loan nowadays is critical. Beware of the VA Loan Eligibility and Veterans Benefits scam happening this month. Watch video. read more

Tax season and fake agents. One of the worst scams around this month is the IRS Tax Help or Filing Taxes Online Scam. If you don't leave in the United States, the same scam is being applied by scammers using the names of CRA, HMRC, or ATO. read more

You could find tax filing tips everywhere online but here are 10 scary scams to avoid when doing it. Whether you're filing taxes online or just searching for how to maximize tax return, read this article now and educate yourself. read more

Is gold a good investment now? If you're wondering how to invest in gold and silver, watch out for the Gold Investment or Gold Coins For Sale scam. read more

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