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Ad Alerts are intended to warn consumers about false and deceptive ads, as well as ads that, although not necessarily deceptive, should be viewed with caution.

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Lies, Lies, Lies

Published on May 11th, 2012 by TINA

It all sounds great. Click on a website and start making money. But it is a . Going to the website ( eventually leads you to a pitch for a business called Resorts360, which you have ... Read More

Internet Ads

Cash Creation: Who Gets the Dough?

Published on May 10th, 2012 by TINA

The site linked in this e-mail is selling a “cash creation” system that involves taking online surveys. Beware of any job that “requires no prior experience, education, or special skills.” For more information, see work-at-home scams or employment scams. ... Read More

Phone Ads

MyCashCall: Fast Cash from a Text?

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA is not a lender. The site collects your and sends it out to hundreds of “Cash Fast” shops. Any service offering fast cash with guaranteed approval is a red flag.  See our article on Payday, Advance-Fee, and ... Read More

Phone Ads

Beware the Costs of Free iPad Texts

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

The link in this text takes you to, where nothing is really free. Not only that, but they require you to enter your , which they share with call centers that will bombard you with ... Read More

Phone Ads Not Exactly Best Buy

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

Watch out for any site that uses a slightly altered version of a major vendor’s URL to try to seem more legitimate. The link in this shady-looking text message leads to a site that has already ... Read More

Internet Ads

Can You Win the African Lottery?

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

Playing foreign lotteries is illegal. Do not reply to an e-mail like this or provide any information to the sender. For more information, check out’s article on sweepstakes and prize scams. From: “Office Service” Sent: ... Read More

Internet Ads

“Y0u can make m0ney w0rking fr0m h0me t0day”

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

This O- challenged e-mailer wants you to link to, a fake news site calling itself East Haven Business Journal, with an article promoting a suspicious work-at-home opportunity. Read more about work-at-home scams here. From: —– ... Read More

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