Blackburn, UK (PRWEB) March 11, 2012
The HWFHS Forum is continuing its fight to make the internet a safer place in 2012. The introduction of a new ?Scam Beware? section of the forum is proving to be incredibly popular with members. The section has already received several hundred posts and thousands of hits. The ?Scam Beware? part of the forum has several sections where members of the forum can post warnings about potential scams and their experiences with them.
Paul Lynch the founder of the forum said ?We are finding that many of our new members are coming to us having lost hundreds or even thousands of Dollars on internet scams?.
A recent report from the FTC in the USA has recently estimated that just 1 in every 55 work at home opportunities is legitimate. Several high profile cases in the US have resulted in companies being fined millions of Dollars and shut down. Some of the most common scams the FTC found online included business coaching, home crafting jobs, rebate processing and conducting internet searches.
New FTC guidelines for business opportunities came into place on March 1st 2012 with the aim of providing additional protection to consumers seeking to work from home. From this date people selling and promoting work at home business opportunities have to disclose a number of key facts. These include the sellers identifying information, refund policy, claims about earnings as well as previous legal action involving the seller.
Paul Lynch said ?While the new guidelines are welcome the best thing consumers can do is research thoroughly before they give anyone a cent of their money?. He went on to say ?Forums like ours offer people a safe community where they exchange ideas, experiences and opportunities safely with like-minded people?.
The Honest Work from Home Success Forum was established in 2008 by Paul Lynch. It offers its 30,000 + members a safe and secure environment for those looking for genuine business opportunities.
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