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John Oliver: Multilevel Marketing Is Not a Good Path to Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

John Oliver: Multilevel Marketing Is Not a Good Path to Entrepreneurship

Don't get sucked into these businesses that promise big profits for just a small investment.
Stephen J. Bronner
They'll Trip You Up: These 5 Scams Snare Even Seasoned Travelers
Travel Tips

They'll Trip You Up: These 5 Scams Snare Even Seasoned Travelers

Here are some of the top scams we found, most of which are also risks if you are traveling within the U.S.
Scott Cohn
American Company Lost $100 Million in Largest Email Scam Ever, Government Says
Scams

American Company Lost $100 Million in Largest Email Scam Ever, Government Says

According to the lawsuit, the perpetrators carried out the scam by creating a fake email address that resembled that of one of the company's vendors in Asia.
After Raising $4 Million, a Bladeless Razor Gets Cut by Kickstarter
Crowdfunding

After Raising $4 Million, a Bladeless Razor Gets Cut by Kickstarter

The Skarp Laser Razor was supposed to take care of hairy situations, not create one.
Lauren Covello
Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme
Bitcoin

Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme

When MyCoin suddenly shut down, some $387 million in investor cash bit the dust. Officials suspect that the exchange scammed customers all along.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions
Make More Happen

Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.
Phil Wahba
6 Warning Signs You May Be Dealing With an SEO Scam Artist
Marketing Bootcamp

6 Warning Signs You May Be Dealing With an SEO Scam Artist

Not only can these firms waste time and money -- they can actually hurt your website in the long run.
Jon Rognerud
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Leadership

What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

While lying and swindling may have scored entrepreneur Jordan Belfort fame and fortune, it ended up costing him everything. Here is how to make sure you stay on the right side of the tracks.
Rebekah Iliff
For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike
Finance

For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

Consumer advocates and security experts warn that the implementation of the new health-care changes will create opportunities for fraudsters to steal consumers' money and personal information.
iPhone Software Glitch Puts Users at Risk for Scams
Technology

iPhone Software Glitch Puts Users at Risk for Scams

Security researcher identifies software flaw that enables scammers to send fraudulent text messages.
Jason Fell
Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem
Marketing Bootcamp

Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem

Entrepreneurs that host online networking communities must be especially vigilant to protect their customers from scammers and spammers.
Catherine Clifford
How to Keep Your Online Social Network Safe
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Keep Your Online Social Network Safe

Here are five things online business owners can do to help protect their users.
Catherine Clifford
How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats
Technology

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats

Consider this advice to identify and avoid 'spear phishing' email -- cons designed specifically to target you and your business.
Riva Richmond