Fraud Can Spoil Your Green Investment Strategy

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Energy, Front Page, Investment, Scams, Slideshow

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After reading Part 1 of this series and doing your homework on the Green industry, you are almost ready to develop your investment strategy and begin execution. Unfortunately, we must make a sidestep and discuss the potential of investment fraud and what you can do to prevent it from ruining your day. A sad fact of the business world is that wherever there is an opportunity for profit, the criminal element has developed well designed scams to fleece unsuspecting “marks” of their investment capital.

According to the FBI, securities and commodities fraud accounts for over $40 billion a year in losses. Several other investment vehicles made popular by the Internet have drawn more than their fair share of scam purveyors, and lessons can be learned from their recent experiences. For example, currency trading was an easy target since you never could see your business partners “face-to-face.” Unscrupulous brokers promised enormous profits. Reviewing forex [foreign currency exchange] brokers became a must, a lesson now taught in most every currency trading course….

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Acai – Amazon Wonder Berry or Just Another Craze?

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If you listen to the hype, you may begin to think that the acai (pronounced a-sigh-EE) berry is the wonder food for everything that could possibly ail you. The ads are all over the Internet, in magazines, on television. They lure you in with questionable (if not outright fabricated) celebrity endorsements, “free” sample offers, and broad claims of almost mythical proportions.

Although acai is most commonly advertised as a weight-loss product, marketers also claim that it provides increased energy levels, improved sexual performance, improved digestion, detoxification, high fiber content, high antioxidant content, improved skin appearance, improved heart health, improved sleep, and reduction of cholesterol levels…

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