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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Protect Your Investments: Spotting a Bad Financial Advisor

You work hard in your business, and once the tax man has siphoned-off his share, you want the rest to work for you. Unless you are knowledgeable in the markets, that means going to a financial advisor, but how do you know if you have a good one, someone you can trust? Here are some tips.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Stimulus Fraud Coming to an Inbox Near You

Ripped right from the headlines, con artists are targeting people with an email campaign that promises to get you a piece of the recently passed stimulus bill, thousands for just a small fee. Don’t you believe it!

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Frauds, Scams, Trojan Horses and Other Fun Email Games for 2009

As if the financial games in Washington aren’t bad enough, now we have the scum of the Internet crawling out from under their various rocks and rotted logs to try and suck the monetary life out of those who actually work for a living. Have a look at what I received over just the last two days! NOTE: DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS IN ANY OF THE EXAMPLES IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Madoff Scandal: Who is Watching the Watchmen?

It is getting to be a little ridiculous, we discover that folks on Wall Street have misbehaved with money and then we learn that the folks in government charged with overseeing those activities were looking somewhere else. Now it’s a huge Ponzi scheme and SEC investigators with blinders on. What’s next, a floating craps game for CEOs betting mortgage-backed securities?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Don’t be a Scareware Victim

We have all gotten the pop-up window that says we have a serious malware or performance issue. There are also the emails that appear, with offers of computer system scans and repairs. Have you ever asked yourself, how do they know there is a problem with my machine? The senders of these little doom-sayings do not know a thing about your system, they don’t have to. Offers like these tend to be scams.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Tis The Season for Some Phishing

As the year winds down to what is called the “happiest time of the year,” the criminals you normally hear scurrying around like rats in the walls are poking their heads out to try to steal a little holiday cheer from you and yours. You are a target, your business is a target. Tis the season to protect yourself.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Fraud Hits the SBA

In times of trouble, fraud is always rampant, and government agencies with billions of dollars to throw around in hopes of stimulating the economy make very tempting targets. Now it is the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Why does Health Insurance Cost so Much Part I: Health Insurance Fraud

Fraud costs health consumers about $100 billion per year. Who do you think covers the expense of that added risk? Everyone. Learn what to look for and what to do when you find it.

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