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Here is another type of scam

  1. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    Some one asked me thru e-mail (Name sounded a female)to write about weight loss. I would be paid, they said. I sent it through. That was the last I heard from him/her. On one my idle days some days later, I checked in articlecheker.com and lo and behold, I saw my article in hubpages. I contacted the gentleman and appraised him of the facts thru hubpages. He seemed interested first but was callous later. It was then that I realized he was part of the racket. He STILL hubs.

    I thank him here for making me wiser to the ways of internet scamsters

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oh my goodness, there are many scams, thanks for the post third,,

  2. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Wow scammers running wild! Thanks for the info. We alway's have to be one step ahead of them when we can. Alway's be cautious. smile K.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll say smile

  3. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    You should report this to the HubPages team - they will remove his hubs and close his account - you have the evidence in the form of the email exchanges.  You will be helping the whole HubPages community by doing this.

  4. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    My advice if anyone does approach you to write for money is to either use paypal and ask for half the money up front and half on delivery (a real buyer will not mind doing this). Or ask them to use Elance's escrow system - they need to deposit the funds before you start work.

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thats some good advice! I will have to remember that if I am approached with the offer of work. I was approached by one person and they kept their word but I took the attitude that I might lose my work and decided it was worth the risk to find out if it was legit. Was like $12 for 4-5 paragraphs of text so no big loss of time if it wasn't legit.

  5. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    There are so many scams out there and so many people trying to make a fast buck off of trustworthy others. sad Sorry that you have had to experience that.

  6. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    sad , lots of scammers around

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Name and shame! go on, you know you want to!

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes do!