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Pyramid and Ponzi schemes

Your Moment of Trust

Release Date: 07/25/2021

Tips on Identifying Identity Theft Early show art Tips on Identifying Identity Theft Early

Your Moment of Trust

gives tips on ways to recognize the signs of identity theft early!  Subscribe to Your Moment of Trust today, so you don't miss out on their valuable tips and advice!  This podcast is sponsored by a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.  

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Tips for Hiring a Tutor for your Child or Teen show art Tips for Hiring a Tutor for your Child or Teen

Your Moment of Trust

gives great advice on things to consider when hiring a tutor for your child or teen.  Thank you to our sponsor, , for sponsoring Your Moment of Trust.  Subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode!

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How to Choose a Reputable Home Security Company show art How to Choose a Reputable Home Security Company

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Recently, has been hearing a lot of complaints about Home Security Companies.  People are being contacted out of the blue and are told that their current home security company went out of business.  The person who contacted them goes on to say that they're going to be taking it over.  In this episode, you'll get tips for choosing a company that provides a reputable Home Security System.  Be sure to subscribe to Your Moment of Trust, the podcast that provides valuable information about marketplace trust.  Thank you to for their sponsorship.  

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Scammers Pretend to Be your Friends on Facebook--Don't Fall for it! show art Scammers Pretend to Be your Friends on Facebook--Don't Fall for it!

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Don't fall for scammers who pretend to be your friends on Facebook.  Generally, they try to get you to click on a link for a great offer or product, try to get you to donate to a phony charity or send you a friend request, falsely pretending that their account has been hacked.  Your Moment of Trust is a podcast brought to you by   A BIG thank you to for their sponsorship.  Subscribe today so you don't miss a single, important episode!

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Do you Need a Professional Organizer? show art Do you Need a Professional Organizer?

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Tips from s on how to choose a professional organizer.  A BIG thank you to for sponsoring this podcast.  Subscribe today!  

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BBB of the Tri-Counties celebrates Small Business Week with the Small Business Administration.  It honors the perseverance, strength and perseverance of small businesses and encourages consumers to give them their loyalty.  #smallbusinessweek

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Teach your Kids to Avoid Cyber Criminals Online show art Teach your Kids to Avoid Cyber Criminals Online

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Timely tips from on how to keep your family safe from cyber criminals.  A HUGE THANK YOU to in Santa Barbara for sponsoring this important podcast.  Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

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How to Be Sure You're Giving to a Legitimate Cause show art How to Be Sure You're Giving to a Legitimate Cause

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Scam artists are opportunistic and often pretend to be raising funds for legitimate causes and charities, while really keeping the money for themselves.  In this episode, gives tips on how to determine if a charity or cause is reputable.  A BIG thank you for sponsoring the podcast.  

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Don't Fall for a Phony Pet Sitting Job! show art Don't Fall for a Phony Pet Sitting Job!

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Con-artists are reaching out to pet-sitters and after some friendly banter, offer a great paying pet-sitting job.  They send a check for over the amount, asking the unsuspecting pet-sitter to use the extra money to purchase supplies.  When the bogus check bounces, the pet-lover is out for the money they paid for the supplies--and for the bounced check!  Be sure to check out other employment scams on bbb.org/scamtracker.  Your Moment of Trust is brought to you by and sponsored by

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Con-Artists Take Advantage of People Behind on their Rent show art Con-Artists Take Advantage of People Behind on their Rent

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warns us that as the eviction moratorium comes to an end, con-artists are getting ready to take advantage of those who are in need of money by offering phony loans, expensive credit-repair services and fake government programs.  Don't get fooled!  Listen to this important episode and subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode.  A special thanks to in Santa Barbara, for sponsoring this podcast.  

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Be aware of marketing claims related to pyramid and ponzi schemes. You may be invited to a party where someone is selling various products such as vitamins and kitchen materials. If you get involved in purchasing or selling products through marketing schemes, make sure you know the terms and conditions of your business deal. 

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To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657. Thank you to Meathead Movers in Santa Barbara for being our community partner. If you are in need of a moving service and if you want a safe and efficient move, call 866-THE-MEAT