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Legal Help on Scams claiming Business Opportunities Washington DC

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 Washington, DC listed below that can help you determine the difference between a scam and business opportunity.

Lucy Jewett Wheatley
(202) 383-7081
1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals
State Licensing
Virginia

Susan M Mathiascheck
(202) 624-2535
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Environmental, Real Estate, Litigation
State Licensing
DC

Bryan G Polisuk
(202) 224-4551
605 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
Ohio State University, Columbus,Wayne State University
State Licensing
DC, Michigan

Michael T Shor
(202) 942-5732
1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
International Law, Litigation
Education
Harvard University Law School,Dartmouth College
State Licensing
DC

David S Eggert
1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Antitrust, Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury
Education
Duke University,Loyola University
State Licensing
DC

Jeffrey M Bauer
(202) 639-7721
1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Corporate, International Law, Litigation, Tax, Intellectual Property
Education
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law,College of William and Mary
State Licensing
DC

Alfred H Moses
(202) 662-5196
1201 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Arbitration
State Licensing
DC

Courtney B Meeker
901 NEW YORK AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Intellectual Property, Health Care
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Virginia
State Licensing
DC

Steven Berman
(202) 662-5477
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Litigation, Arbitration
State Licensing
DC

Kenneth Howard Silverberg
(202) 585-8322
401 9th Street Nw, Suite 900
Washington, DC
Specialties
Corporate, Tax, Litigation
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Michigan
State Licensing
DC, Maryland, Virginia

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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