Nipomo, CA, September 19, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Internet is the newest medium that scam artists use to rip off people looking for a real business opportunity or just to increase their income. The victims of these frauds include stay at home parents, the elderly, unemployed, disabled, people with low income, true entrepreneurs, and people expecting to get rich quick.
According to the FTC over 1.55 million U.S. citizens lost money to business opportunity scams in 2004. Many of these consumers were cheated more than once by this type of fraud. The FTC says “many of these business opportunities are scams that promise more than they can possibly deliver.”
Many people simply want to start a business and have more control of their lives, but unfortunately every time they do a search using phrases like home based business, work at home, business opportunity, etc., most of the sites and advertisements that come up contain systems or opportunities that either don’t work, are misleading, or whose only purpose is to take their hard earned money.
The best way to avoid being a victim of these frauds is by getting educated on the home business market in general. This includes reading articles about common home business scams, doing a background check on the potential company to join, checking the company out with the Better Business Bureau, and signing up only with companies that have a refund policy and customer support.
Online business rip-offs continue to spread at an alarming rate. However, the launching of the website Legitimate Home Based Businesses provides useful information, guidelines to avoid them, resources and business planning. They are confident that they can help reduce the number of victims of these business opportunity schemes.
About Legitimate Home Based Businesses:
A website dedicated to provide information and guidance on how to avoid scams, how to choose the best legitimate business opportunity, articles and resources to help others succeed in their home business.
For more information, please visit: http://www.legitimate-home-based-businesses.net