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Don't Fall For Scams

Updated on October 5, 2015

Avoid Scams

Are you tired of falling for stupid scams? Some of us are always looking for that amazing at home job or trying to find ways to make a quick buck. But there are so many scams out there, it's hard to determine who is legit and who is scamming you. Research is the key to stomping out a scam!

Here I will show you a few scams I've run across and by all means avoid them! These scams will not make you rich. Maybe seeing some of them will save you valuable time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.

This was posted on Facebook in the Advertising Online Work From Home group page.
This was posted on Facebook in the Advertising Online Work From Home group page. | Source

Email Processors

Really? Someone is going to pay you $25 to "process an email". First off, how do you process an email? What does that even mean? I first saw this ad on Facebook in a Advertising Online Work From Home group. I was curious and responded, so the lady sent me her link.

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Once you click on the site, it looks legit. Pictures, explanations, promises and GUARANTEED INCOME! They even have a chart showing your "Potential Earnings". Blah, blah, blah!

If you read further on the site, YOU have to make a ONE TIME $25 payment to the person that sent you the link. First off, you should NEVER have to PAY to work from home. When you pay your sponsor $25 you get immediate access to a site that gives you PRE-WRITTEN ADS with your own link. Then they want you to take those ads and post them in different cities on Craigslist, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. There is no actual work, you are receiving $25 to send them to a website and they follow the same process. It's a vicious cycle of ripping people off $25 dollars at a time. Stupid!! Don't fall for this scam!

Read their DISCLAIMER:

As a member, you get paid $25 for each email you process. You are making a one-time $25 payment to your "sponsor" for an EPS membership. In turn, the people who respond to your ads will pay you directly.

There is NO job here! Just a stupid scam!

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Email Scams

How many times have you received an email from someone overseas claiming they want to send you millions because they are very ill? Or they had a death benefit they want to share with you and a charity of your choice. Do not respond to these types of emails. It's a scam!!

Scam emails are often poorly written with several spelling and grammar errors. They request your Name, Address, Phone Number in the email so they can send you "instructions". When you respond with your information, they send you money orders via FedEx. There is never a letter in the envelope, just money orders. In some cases they will send checks via USPS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CASH THESE OR PUT THEM IN YOUR BANK! They are NO GOOD and when the bank finds out they are no good, YOU are liable!

When you receive the envelope with the money orders or check, they send you another email a few days after you receive the FedEx envelope to confirm you have them. Sometimes they will even call you from a blocked number. The address on the envelope is someone totally different then the person you are communicating with via email. Which should automatically be a RED FLAG! Again, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CASH THE MONEY ORDERS!! They are no good and YOU will be liable for the funds.

If you ever receive money orders or checks in the mail, you can always call the money order vendor or bank to verify whether they are legit. Don't get scammed!!

EXAMPLE EMAIL BELOW. Notice the email it came from, that's the first clue. The FBI doesn't send notices of this kind. And if Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook chooses you to win some type of anything, I'm sure you will be contacted via your personal Facebook account.

Example of Scam Email

This is an example of a scam email I personally received.
This is an example of a scam email I personally received. | Source
Example of Phishing Email
Example of Phishing Email

Phishing Scams

Another scam you should know about is called Phishing.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Phishing Emails are the worst! They pretend to be a company and demand you click a link in the email that asks for your personal information. Don't fall for this one! No business should ever ask for your personal sign in details.

I've personally received a phishing message on Facebook as well. They claimed they needed my sign in information for my Facebook Page or they would take down my page immediately. Of course, I responded and told them Facebook never asks for my password and my page was never removed.

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Do you have a question about an email?

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about emails, texts or even a Craigslist Ad responses you receive. I will do my best to research it for you! Don't get scammed!!


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