Term Business Opportunity/Employment Fraud Reporting
Code FN-1700.1470-140
Definition Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms for people to report fraud involving bogus business opportunities including work-at-home businesses like stuffing envelopes, franchise purchases, Internet start-ups, multi-level marketing plans that turn out to be pyramid schemes, unhelpful investment and business opportunity seminars, payment for the promise of a government or mystery shopper job and other offers that make big claims about what one can earn.
Created 8/7/18
Changed 11/6/18
Use References Business Scam Reporting
Employment Fraud Reporting
Employment Scam Reporting
See Also References Better Business Bureaus (DD-2100.1000)
Business and Economics Research (TR-8000.1000)
Business Associations (TN-1000)
Business Courts (FC-8200.8100-100)
Business Development (TB-0900)
Business Registration/Licensing (DF-4500.1000)
Business Security Evaluations (FN-1500.8000-150)
Business Support Organizations/Services (TB-1100)
Business Tax Information (DT-8700.1000)
Financial Management Support (TP-2100)
Industry Consumer Programs (DD-2100.3300)
Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme Fraud Reporting (FN-1700.1470-650)
External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Law Enforcement (UW
Law Enforcement (NTE I60)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Business Opportunity Scams", Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information site, https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0019-business-opportunity-scams

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