This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) obtained a court order halting North America Marketing and Associates LLC and a number of other associated individuals and companies from marketing a scam in which they promised to build websites for their victims that would permit them to earn commissions when online purchasers clicked through these websites to make purchases at major companies , such as Wal-Mart and Starbucks.  The companies also promised free marketing help which never happened.  Instead when the profits failed to materialize for the victims, the company just sold them more advertising.


Always beware of get-rich-quick schemes, particularly ones that permit you to work from home with little effort.  Do your research about the companies and people offering you these business opportunities with the FTC, the Better Business Bureau and your state’s attorney general.  In this particular case you could also check with the companies, such as Wal-Mart that the scammers purported to have a relationship with.