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Anatomy of a Scam
Types of Scammers
Warning Signs of a Scam
Warnings of Internet Scam
What to do if Scammed
Nigerian Money Scam
FedEx/UPS Refund Tracer
Adult Site Age Verification
High Yield Investments
Day Trading Systems
Website Design Jobs
Work at Home Listings
Display Rack Businesses
Domain Name Appraisals
Pay Per Click Advertising
Internet Affiliate Marketing
'Make Money' Ebooks
Make Money Online
Paid Website Traffic
You may find newspaper advertisements like this appealing, especially if
you're looking for part-time employment to supplement your income. But be
cautious. Although some business opportunities servicing vending
machines or display racks are legitimate, many are not. These are risky
investments, for which there are no guarantees of making money.
What is a vending machine or display rack business opportunity?
A business opportunity may involve food vending machines, fax machines,
amusement games, or racks with items for sale such as small toys,
greeting cards, or cosmetics. The machines or racks may be in malls,
airport terminals, bowling alleys, or other public facilities.
Typically, your responsibilities involve cleaning and restocking the
machines or racks, making sure they're in good repair, and collecting the
money from the machines. You may earn a portion of the proceeds from the
products or services. Some promoters may tell you that you'll earn a specific
level of income or guarantee a minimum revenue. Others may claim their
income projections are averages based on incomes of current distributors.
What problems may come up?
Some consumers have had problems related to misrepresentation of
earnings and support services. Consider the following complaints received
by the FTC about some vending machine and display rack business
After investing thousands of dollars in vending machines, display racks,
and products for resale, some investors discovered that the promoters did
not deliver the equipment they promised.
Some promoters did not provide support services as represented in their
sales pitches. For example, some promoters did not make good on their
promised locations for vending machines routes; others relocated
machines to different -- but not more profitable -- locations.
Some promoters would not hire a repair service to fix broken machines or
were not willing to replace damaged racks. In these instances, investors
paid for repairs or bought new display racks with their own money.
Some investors did not earn the promised level of income.
Some promoters refused to honor requests for promised refunds.
Related Topics: Business Opportunities, Display Racks
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