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Business directory scams preying on small business owners

Yellow pagesThe National Consumers League’s Fraud Center is warning businesses and non-profit organizations to be on the guard for con artists armed with bogus “invoices” for business directory listings. We regularly receive complaints about this scam, but so far in 2012, we have received more than 100 complaints, a 500 percent increase (no, that’s not a typo) versus the first nine months of 2011.

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LifeSmarts season open for competition!

LifeSmarts lightbulb iconThe 2012-2013 LifeSmarts season is officially underway this fall, with a new competition year going live at the program’s online home, www.lifesmarts.org, along with a variety of new consumer resources for adult and youth participants, and exciting expansion into several new states.

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