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Stop The Scams

Updated on April 29, 2010

Time To Stop The Scams

So the time has come to stop the scams. Thanks to a forum post and some great ideas from Hubbers I am setting out on a mission.

Slowly but surely I want to help as many people as possible when it comes to scams.

I know this is titled stop the scams but even though some people might think of me as an idiot I know Im not enough of an idiot to believe I could stop all the scams and all the scammers.

That's why I will work on educating people instead. If this is done properly and I do a good job on traffic I believe I could save people thousands and thousands of dollars over time.

There is no way I could get everyone to stop buying the garbage. That's just not going to happen. However I know when I first started I would have loved if someone told me which garbage not to buy.

I know there are other sites out their that review sites but I want to make this more than that. I want it to be more interactive. I truly want it to help people.

Are All Programs Scams

The short answer is no. All programs are not scams. The thing is most programs will never help anyone out except for the people selling them.

I guess we have to determine what is a scam. If someone sells you something and says it will do something then in my eyes it better dam well work like they say it will.

The problem is almost all programs and products especially when it comes to making money online just don't work.

Before we can stop the scams we have to recognize the scams.

I would say that anything that promotes using the words easy, quickly, overnight and stuff like that are well on their way to being scams.

The one thing I will say is a lot of people are guilty of labeling something as a scam just because it didn't work for them.

You need to realize that anything you do online will require effort. There is no magic spell that will just do everything for you.

What Are My Intentions With My Scam Website?

My first focus will be on all the scammers that are coming to Hubpages.

Many of the new programs out there now are actually telling their students to go and spam Hubpages with their programs. So I figure this will be a great place to start.

Stop the scams will not only be about scam sites but also sites that I recommend. Now don't take this wrong. This isn't a trick or something. I just believe that if I am going to expose the scams then why not talk about the good guys as well.

I am lucky in the fact that I can get a lot of the new programs for free. Don't ask how, why or where because I wont reveal that. The nice thing is with access I can do a proper review.

When Will The Stop The Scams Website Be Ready?

I am hoping to make the site live in the next week or so.

Of course at the beginning the site will be fairly bare as I can only do so many reviews at once.

The neat thing is this will be a site that can grow on a daily basis.

I will also be taking suggestions as well.

In fact I will be reaching out to Hubbers to suggest sites or programs I do a review on.

The site will be open to the world but will have me leaning towards the good people at Hubpages.

I haven't quite cemented any details yet but by the time the site goes live I will have all the little things worked out.

Will The Site Make A Difference

I believe the new website can make a difference.

There are many scam buster sort of sites out there but only a few really are legit. Many of them say they are trying to help others but it just turns out to be a cookie cutter review site promoting a few products on each page.

I really don't think it will be hard to get the site on page one of Google in many different situations.

As the site grows it will build link juice and work its way up there as well.

It really is a matter of how bad I want it to take off and what I am willing to do with it.

How Can Hubbers Help With Stop The Scams?

I really don't know how much attention this will get but I need to try.

Any hubbers can help by forwarding me any website, program or product that they want a review done on.

As any hubbers are surfing and see something they want some feed back on just send me the link.

Just so everyone knows though. I will be looking for the help of hubbers but I wont be relying on it.

I will also be doing my leg work and getting as many reviews up as I can.

I will leave this for now. Hubbers can start emailing me links as soon as possible but I will need to finish the site before moving on.

I will release the link as soon as the site is ready to go.

For now thanks and I look forward to helping any hubbers with any concerns.



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    • Dale Mazurek profile image

      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Hi Annie, thanks for the comment. I just wish I could get the site done but there is a lot to do. Oh well it will get there

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      Annie May 7 years ago

      sounds great - when you're just starting out and grappling with the technology as well as trying to work out whose advice to trust - it's good to know that there are decent people around like you who are trying to help out. Thanks Dale

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      I am sorry for the short replies. Between working on the site and being at work at the moment Im not left with a lot of time.

      Cheers everyone

      Back to work.


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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Good Idea - I'm sure your Site will make a positive difference. We need to start somewhere to stop the Scam.

      Well done and best wishes.

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      roli267 7 years ago from Birmingham, United Kingdom

      It is a solid initiative, though there is no gap in the market but it will definitely make a huge impart and I will be more than willing to work with you on "Time to stop the scam" we must stretch our thinking and be very innovative as well as there are different dimensions to online scam these days.

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      I can't wait. It is disgusting the amount of scammers that are laying in wait swarming the internet. Free does not mean free, and if your not careful your "free" item will have a monthly price tag if you don't pay attention to the fine print. You'll certainly have a ton of material, credit repair, debt consolidation, grant programs, credit reports, mortgage modification the list is endless. All created to fleece the public, how these knuckle draggers sleep at night is beyond me. Please keep us posted on your status.

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you everyone. I am working on the website and it is coming along.

      Hopefully in a week I will have the site up and running. It will be a bit bare to start but I at least want to have something to start with. And as Gus said once its going I will have no problem maintaining material for the site.

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Good for you, and best of luck to you...I've been taken, once or twice, to my shame...I think we all have to live and learn...if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Good idea!

      I have read some of your forum posts about scams and have a very clear idea how you hate scam. There might be a lot of such sites but I DO hope you'll make a better site.

      Best of lick for the project!

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Dale - I concur with what you wrote and, particularly, Dr bj's comments. I listen to lots of nonsense on the radio, and one advertisement makes my nose twitch and my ears to want to curl shut. It is an artful ad that speaks of people making money working at home, but it really doesn't mention what they are going to have to do to make that happen - but it intimates easy work and lots of income. After that, the voice of the promoter (or stand-in) comes on - "Hi. I'm Andy Willoughby. How in the world are you?" So, I heard that friendly, homey greeting and decided to find out what they were peddling. Turned out to be some kind of diluted berry juice that you stocked in your hall closet to sell to others at outrageously inflated price as you were enlisting them into your group to do the same. There was more, but that was enough to know. There is another one of those deals running around on the radio ads -and it features some gal who touts working at home, too. She says something like, "This was the best decision I ever made..." Turns out to be an ad to pull folks into signing up with "Herbalife," supposedly a very troubled organization that does make money for some folks, but is really just an expense for most of their recruits.

      There are many like those worthy of your study and reporting. Keep us posted on your progress, Dale. You are not going to run out of subject matter.

      Gus :-O

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Dale - we all need to do whatever we can to stop the scam artists. I even wrote a hub on a "Make $5,000 on Google" scam because I was so incensed by the claims those scam artists were making.

      I'll be happy to support your efforts.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      You too kind to be true. You can be proud of yourself for doing all this work to help other. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help. Those scams seem to be multiplying and certainly need to taken down.

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      Paula Kirchner 7 years ago from Austin. Texas

      Thanks for your efforts!

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Well lorlie, the website is coming along nicely.

      I just hope I can make even a little difference.

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I so look forward to this, Dale. Not many months ago my email was 'phished,' claiming to be Hotmail. I hope you'll touch on these scams as well. I wrote a hub on the experience-it was so shocking to me as a very new computer user.

      I also appreciate what you said about being warned at the outset what was a scam and what could be trusted. I've had a computer for just over a year now and am learning the hard way.

      I can't wait for this sort of real education!

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks my friend. I may have worded that wrong. The idiot part is coming from the gurus.

      A few big names have contacted me to do JVs with them and I turned them down.

      They can figure out why I would give up relatively big paydays to follow the path I am.

      Anyways I cant imagine the emails I get when I start labeling their programs

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago


      First you are the furthest thing from an idiot there is, hence this amazing idea.

      What a great idea and smart initiative. Name it if you need any help.

      You Rock



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      yvens 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I totally agree with you.