I came across this nice little video available on the Federal Trade Commission Website. It’s called “Fraud-An Inside Look”. You can order the DVD For free from the FTC’s site.
It’s about 10 minutes long and a convicted scammer talks about fraud and how he runs a scam on his victims.
How does this tie in with an attorney? One of the steps that the FTC advises to anyone looking for business opportunities is to investigate it thoroughly and as a part of your due diligence, consult with an attorney. Many people lose money by getting involved with scams and having an attorney evaluate what you are considering before you join, can save you from that.
Attorneys are not just for crisis issues. In many cases such as business opportunity scams, consulting with an attorney beforehand can avert the crisis. And if you intend to start, invest in, own or join a business; an attorney can help you go about it the right way.