In the aftermath of 7.0 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the island. Life360 contacted us wanting to create a graphic showing the global humanitarian response. The result was both a testament to mans compassion for those suffering and in need. And at the same time, a saddening look at just how much damage was done, and how many lives lost.
Along with its annual Fortune 500 list, Fortune magazine also publishes a wide variety of other lists, all pertaining to some aspect of the world’s biggest companies and industries. We’ve taken Fortune’s “Americas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies” list, analyzed it and broke it down by region, state, and notoriety of each company. We also included the methodology behind how the list was formed.
Did you buy a revolutionary weight-loss product in 2009 only to put on five pounds while using it? Maybe you signed up for a work-from-home opportunity that would allow you to make $5,000 or more every month, only to receive a list of job ads printed from a craigslist.com site?
If you fell victim to either of these cons, or to any of the millions of other scams conducted across the United States last year, don’t feel bad: You’re far from alone.
Scamming U.S. consumers is big business for a lot of people. Just look at how famous the Web site FreeCreditReport.com has become: We all know those floppy-haired band mates singing about the financial woes they’ve suffered because they never did order their free credit reports. Turns out, those singers may be cute, but they’re not exactly honest: Several state agencies are suing FreeCreditReport.com because the “free” credit reports only come when consumers sign up for a decidedly not-free credit-monitoring service, proving that scams aren’t only run by shady characters hovering in front of computer screens in darkened basements.