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Ponzi Schemes & Multi-Level Marketing

5 misleading ads that can wipe out your wallet
5 misleading ads that can wipe out your wallet Scams & Rip-Offs September 13, 2015
The motto of my show is 'save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs.' But what if you can’t recognize those…
Warning Signs of Investment Scams
Warning Signs of Investment Scams Scams & Rip-Offs December 8, 2014
What's behind the continuing lure of Ponzi schemes? I think it's that we want to believe the path to El…
Is Wake Up Now A Scam?
Is Wake Up Now A Scam? Deals & Savings June 2, 2014
Wake Up Now is a company that promises to help you save, manage, and make money by offering fantastic discounts,…
Is Herbalife a pyramid scheme?
Is Herbalife a pyramid scheme? Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2014
A popular weight loss program is treading the fine line between multi-level marketing (OK) and a pyramid scheme (not OK)!…
Feds bust up Ponzi scheme on Facebook and Twitter
Feds bust up Ponzi scheme on Facebook and Twitter Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2014
Watch out if you use Facebook and Twitter. There could be a bull's-eye on your back for alleged scamsters touting…
The top investment rip-offs
The top investment rip-offs Money & Credit October 17, 2013
You work hard for your money. Don't let smooth talking criminals take it away from you. The North American Securities…
The top investment rip-offs
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
MLM vs. Pyramid schemes. Know the difference
MLM vs. Pyramid schemes. Know the difference Scams & Rip-Offs February 5, 2013
A popular weight loss program is treading the fine line between multi-level marketing (OK)…
MLM vs. Pyramid schemes. Know the difference
Clark Howard University Online Classes January 15, 2013
Lead Generation scheme coming to your mailbox
Lead Generation scheme coming to your mailbox Scams & Rip-Offs December 11, 2012
Have you gotten an envelope in your mailbox recently promising easy money? Clark has,…
The real deal behind motivational/money seminars
The real deal behind motivational/money seminars Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2012
Have you seen ads for those motivational seminars promising free or cheap tickets to…
Zeek Rewards shut down by the feds
Zeek Rewards shut down by the feds Scams & Rip-Offs August 20, 2012
Zeek Rewards has been shut down by the Securities and Exchange Commission on charges that it is "a massive Ponzi…
Motivational seminars have surprise dangers for wannabe investors
Motivational seminars have surprise dangers for wannabe investors Scams & Rip-Offs July 3, 2012
Have you seen a motivational show with big name speakers coming to your area that offers free or cheap tickets?…
Motivational seminars have surprise dangers for wannabe investors
Huge returns, secret formulas are hallmarks of Ponzi schemes Scams & Rip-Offs June 21, 2012
RIP-OFF ALERT: The latest Ponzi scheme to come tumbling down shows that all investment scams have common themes at their…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
“Pump and Dump” stock scams Scams & Rip-Offs February 21, 2012
Ever gotten a hot stock tip sent through your Facebook or Twitter account? Here's…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Another TV & talk show host sentenced for Ponzi scheme Scams & Rip-Offs February 3, 2012
Do you trust me to give good, solid financial and consumer advice? Be careful with that trust! Years ago, I…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Mini-Madoff sentenced for $400 million Ponzi scheme Affinity Fraud October 24, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme made many Americans numb to the very idea of Ponzi schemes. But…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Safe “can’t lose” investments are usually bogus Scams & Rip-Offs September 16, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: At a time when savings accounts are paying puny interest rates and people are afraid of the stock…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
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“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Are weekend investment advice radio shows legit? Scams & Rip-Offs August 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Financial advice shows fill up weekend programming on AM radio stations across the country. But are all the…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Ponzi schemes all share similar hallmarks Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Whenever you hear about a secret strategy for making money that involves high returns and no risks, you're…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Two related Ponzi scheme operations allegedly stole $30 million Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: When you hear words like "great opportunity," "no risk," "guaranteed return" and "secret strategy to make money," what…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Chicago-based Ponzi scheme steals more than $6 million Scams & Rip-Offs March 31, 2011
In one of the latest Ponzi schemes, an aspiring Internet broadcaster was sentenced to 16 years in prison for stealing…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Trio of Ponzi schemes highlight the dangers of affinity fraud Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Nov. 2010 Not a day goes by that I don't hear about another…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
British con artist sentenced in discount bonds scheme Scams & Rip-Offs February 18, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: A British man named Robert (Rodney) Tringham stole $7 million from unsuspecting investors by pretending to be a…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
Know A Ponzi Scheme When You See One Scams & Rip-Offs July 23, 2010
Government retirees were taken in a $34 million Ponzi scheme that promised safe investments…
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