Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in their methods, but so are consumers.
You can make a difference not only in your own life, but in the lives of the people you care about by recognizing, rejecting and reporting fraud.
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In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in the face, and nearly arrested by police.
He had joined the famous protests of the WTO Ministerial Conference, widely known as the Seattle Protests.However, some funds and shares are priced in foreign currencies.Where that is the case, it should display the relevant symbol - eg. But the price is not converted into sterling in the portfolio.The Occupy Wall Street of their time, they focused on globalization rather than the excesses of finance.And, quite like the Occupy Wall Street of their time, they were often mocked by critics as silly, aimless, and overly hand-wringy about the future.This booklet outlines many of the most common types of scams, and lists the contact information of fraud-fighting agencies that are there to help.