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How to get a loan on the internet. Not

Times are hard. Kids are at uni; inflation’s up; income’s down; all three previous wives are demanding more money… I simply can’t make ends meet.

I need a loan – and where better to search than the internet? Found it! Esteemed Lending Services. Just look at their website.

That’s what I need. A family friendly sympathetic lender. So I click Apply Today.

Dammit! I’ve been scammed. But not by the Russian mafia, by the Federal Trade Commission (usually the people who scam me are the dreaded Anglo Gang sometimes known as HMRC).

The site is one of a number scam teaser sites set up by the FTC. The full list comprises:

Esteemed Lending Services
If a lender guarantees a loan, doesn’t care about your credit history, or wants an up-front fee, be wary. That’s the pitch for an “advance fee” loan scam. Get tipped off to the signs of a scam lender.

FatFoe
When it comes to weighing the evidence for diet products, add a healthy portion of skepticism. Learn how to spot the seven claims that almost always signal a diet rip-off.

Glucobate
Evaluating health claims online is a two-step process. First, be smart. Then, be skeptical. Talk to your healthcare provider before buying — or trying — any diabetes product and learn the seven tip-offs to a possible scam.

Sundae Station
When it comes to work-at-home opportunities and other business ventures, can you tell a rip-off from the real deal? Learn how to protect yourself from business opportunity fraud.

Viriliteas® – Seniors
If the product is advertised as effective for treating impotence-and no physician’s prescription is necessary-forget it. It won’t cure the condition.

Viriliteas® – Young
If the product is advertised as effective for treating impotence-and no physician’s prescription is necessary-forget it. It won’t cure the condition.
FTC Teaser Pages

The purpose of these sites is to help educate internet users in how to recognise scams. Since there is no real defence against the art of the con man beyond education, education and more education, it would be worth seeing how use of these scam teaser sites might be brought into your own user awareness programmes.

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