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Legal Help on Scams claiming Business Opportunities Edmonds WA

To use the word "scam" against a company is a very serious accusation. If you joined a business opportunity, they can take a lot of work to see results. If you gave up, or didn’t put in the amount of time or money needed, you cannot call that business a scam, due to your lack of effort. This goes back to the thought process of the fast food society, wanting results quick, with the least amount of effort. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the litigation lawyers in Edmonds, WA listed below that can help you determine the difference between a scam and business opportunity.

Jeffrey Cannon Mcnamara
(206) 442-8800
51 W Dayton St Ste 305
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Corporate, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

James J Holland
(425) 778-8558
23607 Hwy 99 Ste 3a
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Government, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

David Clay Ryder
(425) 776-1985
320 Dayton St Ste 101
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Sara M Epler
(425) 776-4100
145 3rd Ave S Ste 200
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate
State Licensing
Washington

Dimitra S Hloptsidis
(425) 776-4100
145 3rd Ave S Ste 200
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Family, Employment, Contracts, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
Seattle University School of Law,Menlo College
State Licensing
Washington

Steven Turner Russell
(206) 448-2111
300 Admiral Way Ste 201
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Insurance, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Stephen Alexander Bernheim
(425) 712-8318
512 Bell St
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Immigration, Litigation
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,Williams College
State Licensing
Washington

Steven Scott Burkhalter
(425) 776-4100
145 3RD AVE S STE 200
EDMONDS, WA
Specialties
Divorce, Litigation, Child Custody
Education
Chapman University School of Law,Pacific Lutheran University
State Licensing
Washington

Thomas Francis Mcdonough
(425) 778-8555
510 Bell St
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Estate Planning, General Practice, Foreclosure, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Charles M. Greenberg
(425) 774-0138
209 Dayton St Ste 105
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Construction, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Legal Help on Scams claiming Business Opportunities

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November 29th, 2009 admin Posted in Doing Business Online , Work at Home |



For years now, as more and more people are looking at different ways to work from home, I keep witnessing some of these future business owners saying things like "that’s a scam", "stay away from that company, they are scamming people", or "be careful, I know someone who was scammed by that company". The word scam seems to be tossed around more than Italian greens and oil before dinner. But are these businesses really "scams"?

We’ve all seen ads for working at home. Ads promising freedom, telling you the amount of money you can earn, and the ability to be home with your kids. Are these ads scams?

 
Let’s look at the dictionary definition - SCAM: A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.

So, what this boils down to is that a scam is a business, knowingly committing fraud on individuals.

They are set up to specifically swindle money away and in essence, are not offering any sort of job or business opportunity at all.

Believe me, there are many businesses that are set up to do just this. They have no intention of ever truly hiring anyone or don’t offer a legitimate, real business opportunity. Many of these types of companies have complaints with the Better Business Bureau and have a large number of victims that have fallen prey to their claims and tactics.

But, what I have seen is people calling ANY sort of business opportunity or job that "they" didn’t see success in, as a scam. If you fall into this thought process, be careful what you say.

To use the word "scam" against a company is a very serious accusation. If you joined a business opportunity, they can take a lot of work to see results. If you gave up, or didn’t put in the amount of time or money needed, you cannot call that business a scam, due to your lack of effort. This goes back to the thought process of the fast food society, wanting results quick, with the least amount of effort. Now, if you joined some sort of pyramid scheme, which is illegal, that WOULD be a scam. If you sent away for information, only to NOT receive anything, or NOT receive what was promised you, THAT is a scam. But to label a company a scam due to your own error in judgment, dislike of what you received, or not working as you have been advised or trained - you are only wanting to blame someone other than yourself for a decision that you have come to regret.

So, be careful what you call a scam. Step back and think honestly if you were really scammed by a business, or whether it is you, who is having buyer’s remorse.

 

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