10 “Legal Scams ” That People Are Falling For Everyday

We have a more obligation to obey the law. However, you are free to raise objections to what you may find to be offensive, bogus, predatory, or borderline schemes. Technology and society change so fast that they may leave the law in the dust.

10 “Legal Scams” To Avoid

Direct Marketing Companies Many people questioned the legitimacy of direct marketing companies that targeted their elderly parents with phone calls telling them they were either a finalist or had already won a sizable amount of money, telling them to be at home and expect local media to be present.

Multi-level Marketing (MLM) Schemes MLMs or pyramid schemes get a lot of attention as a shaky industry. These businesses involve selling products to family and friends through person-to-person sales and recruiting others to become part of their network.

Life Coaches The label of the “life coach” came up for debate. Those career coaches who received training and accomplished goal-driven accomplished professionals provided substantial support. However, some encountered life coaches that were “shallow with few if any qualifications” and had negative experiences with them.

Motivational Speakers Like life coaches, some are experts in their field. However, there was heavy criticism for those sharing fake success stories that weren’t motivational lessons but someone who walked around a room with a mic.

Televangelists Televangelists are either official or self-proclaimed ministers who preach to TV or radio audiences and appeal for money. Many have been embroiled in one controversy or another, like the jet-setting Kenneth Copeland who defends his private jets, or others who have fancy watches or cars.

Commercial Ads for Prescription Drugs A high volume of ads for over-the-counter and prescription meds raised concerns about pharmaceutical companies charging so much for marketing costs. Some blame was thrown at the Sacklers, known for the opioid epidemic, who were aggressive about initiating advertising to higher levels and got rich, but this resulted in significant overdoses.

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