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Internet Fraud and Scams

Updated on September 7, 2013
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2013 Update

Let me start off by stating that it is not necessary to pay out-of-pocket to create multiple streams of residual income.

Another year has passed and I'm still using free resources available on the web to earn income. I've become a seasoned article writer, blogger and website creator whose earned daily residual income has increased. I use to earn residual cents each day but now I earn residual dollars each day.

Internet Marketing is an integral part of succeeding as a writer online. I manually advertise several days a week and doing so helps me keep up with new money scheming scams that hit the web daily. I understand how greedy marketers create new Splash pages to promote the same old so called business opportunity. I don't fall for bullshit anymore. Greedy marketers who sell information in my opinion take advantage of the innocent, naive and the hopeful. Dozens of times I have followed through with every step of the entrapment to find out that the final cost of a we do it all for you crap cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to use a proven system to financial wealth. It now disgusts me whenever I come across such crap.

I felt updating this article to share with you newbies that Internet Scams will be around forever. Just like the Infomercial business opportunities you see broadcast on TV. It's the same the crap. Greedy and clever marketing scammers sell hype and information and make millions of dollars and they are very good at it.

If you are serious about creating multiple streams of residual income using free resources available on the web, stop spending money on information to learn how to do it. Instead, make connections with people like me who will never ask you to spend a dime to learn how to earn money online. My motto? People helping people is the true path to online success.

I'm sure you have heard of the saying that if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Exactly. It was not easy but I'm so glad I stuck it out and pushed forward. I'm so glad I connected with people online who taught me how to earn residual income the free way and all I had to do was join programs through their referral link. Now I do the same thing. I teach people how to earn residual income online and all I ask in return is that the people I help join programs through my referral links. People helping people is the true path to online success.

You don't need to become an online writer to create residual income. If you're seeking out to be more of an Affiliate or Associate, you can promote products and services using free forms of Internet Marketing but keep in mind that just like writing to earn money online, there is a learning curve and residual income does not happen over night. You must do the time, stick it out and become very good at what you do.

If you would like to learn more about how to go about earning residual income online, feel free to visit the links below to more articles that offer free information. I enjoy helping people who take charge to help themselves.

Recruit to Create Residual Income

Pay Per Action Compared to Pay Per Click Free Opportunities

2012 Update

Internet Fraud and Scams make corrupt business owners filthy-rich.

Over the past 7-years I've fallen for almost every online scam floating throughout the web. I've fell for the enticing website ads marketing an easy way to earning residual income. At first I was angry but over time learning through trial and errors helped me become the successful experienced Internet entrepreneur I always felt I would eventually be. Experience is the best kind of experience in my opinion.


The last and final huge costly mistake I made was hiring a company to do work for me that over time I realized I could easily do myself with better results. If you have a product idea and seeking a way to get your product idea to market, save your money before you invest it in any company who claims they will do all the work for you. Companies who promote online and on TV (in my opinion and I lived it) make it seem as if an ordinary person could not possible get a product to market themselves. BullShi____!!! I say Bullshi__ now because I have a product being manufactured by a company AND I'm going to sell it online myself and after that I'm going to target stores like BedBathBeyond, Dollar Stores and Convenient Stores to get my product on a self after I show proof of the massive sales I made online. I'm here to tell you to save your money. Find out where to get a Patent Pending and International Patent Pending License then research to find a manufacturer yourself and put your money into getting your product developed and packaged then sell it online. Don't waste thousands of dollars paying a company that can not and will not make any guarantees. Using the Internet as a way to sell works then you take it to the local stores and show proof of the sales you made online if that is your goal.

Listen up folks, any time I can help a wanna-be entrepreneur not make the same mistakes I made is worth my time and makes me feel good that I help protect the naive and innocent. Don't be enticed by fancy websites who promise the world. Companies who claim they will do all the research for you are doing all the research in house and they can easily withhold information. Don't sign anything and remember that you are perfectly capable of getting your product to market yourself. Save your money for the real deal not use it to get scammed.

If you have been scammed or know of a bogus company that practices scamming innocent people, post it here in the comment section. It's about people helping people not people screwing people.

A place for article writers and bloggers to learn how to expand their Internet Business.
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Video Marketing Scams

Update 4-20/10

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would add another Internet Fraud and Scam which will probably be a huge part of Internet Marketing.  Beware of people stealing you traffic.  I spent hours today checking all of my URLs and could not believe how many people linked me up to their URLs.  The cheaters are redirecting visitors to their hubs, blogs and websites.  Within the search results I would see: meanwhile when I click on the link I was brought to different URLs and many of them had nothing to do with the topic to my Hubpages profile.  I reported each and every one of them to Google and Yahoo.  I will be hitting the other Search Engines this week to check to make sure nobody is stealing my traffic.  It's only been about five hours since I started to report the traffic stealing and many of the URLs I reported stealing my traffic have been taken down from the search results.  I wrote a new Hub describing what to do to check each and every one of your URLs.  Here is the link. 


Frauds & Scams Found On The Internet

Fraud - It's A Joke

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The definition of fraud from the Oxford American Dictionary most recent version:

Fraud: The crime of deceiving someone to gain money or personal advantage.

Fraudulent: Done or involving fraud. Intended to deceive .

What makes a person to believe they will get ahead deceiving?

In the past couple of years leaning how to grow a legit Internet business to better my financial future has been a tough road. I have come across so many different Internet business opportunities and computer gurus who have told me their Internet opportunity will change my life for the better BUT only if I worked it. Well, I've joined, followed and worked my tail off and got no where. I'm sure many of you have gone through the same experience. It's a horrible feeling and I felt like a failure.

The first day I joined an Adsense Revenue sharing website was the day I knew (believed) eventually my financial standing would change for the better. As many of us know Adsense is a free Pay PerClick Publisher Network who pays their publishers revenue. Adsense offers people the opportunity to start a legit Internet business for those who are willing to follow the rules.

Over the years I have come across articles and blog posts ranting about why their Adsense Account was closed. I felt for them and suggested joining other publisher networks where they could start over and still achieve what they wanted to achieve. My suggestions were appreciated and to this day a couple of people still touch base with me to tell me how they are doing. Many of the people who lost their Adsense Accounts shared with me later what they felt went wrong. They all told me that the people they meet online would click on their ads over and over again and requested them to do the same in return. Let me tell you folks that every click made through an ad from your article, blog or website is traced by Google. They know exactly who is clicking and from where.

I thought I would write this article to share with you a few click fraud experiences I have come across and stayed completely away from. I never responded. Problem solved.

I created a Facebook account about six months ago. The original reason for joining Facebook was to reach people who earn revenue or wanted to learn how to earn revenue with the Adsense program. Within a few days my friend request was filled with dozens of messages. I was blown away and as I read those friend requests they pretty much all said the same thing. Join my Google group or earn thousands of dollars with the Adsense program by clicking ads. They might as well said click fraud scam! I never responded and I clicked ignore . I understood what these people wanted and figured they will be caught all in due time. I simply stayed away. I have blocked my wall from public view and only let the hand full of friends and family view my wall and leave comments. The point is there is never a short cut when starting an Internet business. I can see why Adsense has so many rules, guidelines and policies.

The same thing happened to me at Twitter. I created an account and before I knew it I was receiving endless posts asking me to follow the link then click on the ads. I rarely use Twitter because I got bored with it fast. I would sign-in to find endless tweets asking me to visit and click. I then discontinued my relationship with anyone who seeks out people to click fraud .

The last click fraud I came across was when I joined Flixya. I was all excited about creating a channel and videos with helpful information. Within one day of joining I had dozens of spam in my private messages. Then I read the comments to my video and most of the comments were asking me to hit with a smiley face. I said to myself what? So then a friend I met online warned me about the Flixya website and suggested I take my channel down. I closed it up and will not associate with the website ever again. He is a well known Hubber. His name is Edweirdo. Great guy.

I didn't realize this article would be so long but I wanted to share my experiences so people are aware of the fact that there are and will always be people who try to cheat and create fraud click scams. Those kind of people feel they can beat the system. We article writers have worked to hard and hung in there for a very long time to actually earn good steady monthly income online. We are article writers and people look up to us and learn from us because we have and are doing what they want to do. We article writers speak the truth and want people to understand that they can succeed online if they follow the rules and hang in there.

I would appreciate it if you have a click fraud story to share. Giving people a heads up so they won't fall a victim to fraudulent schemes. Share them here and if I ever come across any other fraudulent schemes I will be more than happy to add or leave a comment to give you a heads up. Informing newbies about fraudulent click scams will help in the long run. The more people who are aware of click fraud the sooner (hopefully) it will come to an end. Informing newbies will teach them straight from the get go that click fraud is unacceptable.

OH, one more thing everyone. Adsense is not the only Pay Per Click Publisher Network who is aware of fraudulent click schemes. They all know where the clicks are coming from.

Keep learning, keep writing and keep growing your Internet business.

Get rich quick schemes will only hold you back.


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    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      5 years ago from New York

      Hi Michelle, I am a member of Empower Network, looking to network with like minded people. I found your video on YouTube:) I am sort of a writer...actually would rather pay people to do it for me...hahaha. Anyways, have you looked at Empower Network as a way to make money as a writer?

      No because I've built a successful Internet Business using free resources available on the web. You can visit my website to learn more.

      If people promote a product, service or business opportunity that requires people to pay money, I will not let them stay in the Online Article Writers Group.

      I understand your rules...have you even looked at what Empower Network is about? And how would you feel helping out the "writers" here?

      Yes I have, several times and right off the back just like so many other opportunities, $25,00 please. No thank you.

      One of the many videos that advertise the Empower Network annoys the hell out of me. The marketing tactics hundreds of opportunities use in my opinion are absolutely ridiculous. A bit overboard and insults my intelligence.

      But it's not like so many other companies...that's the point. That's fine...I understand you just don't have all the facts straight or are not ready to be open minded...the EN is all about personal development and helping people become better's a great community.

      Lets agree to disagree. Like I have not heard that saying before. I'm not ready to be open minded. Give me a break. To funny. I have to disconnect my association with you already. Best of luck. Have a great day. not even trying to disrespect you...sorry

      Ill just remove myself...sorry I offended you.


      You are not nice at all....that's uncalled for...I really don't understand


      Before I head out read what not to do to market online.

      She asked to joined my FB Group then she requested to be Friends. I browsed her FB account, she looked regular like me and I accepted both requests.

      She then sends me a private message to pitch her opportunity.

      In my opinion that is the wrong way to market online. Inexperienced I guess or trained to work that way. Not right. Definitely footsteps not to follow in.

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      Joanna Wong 

      7 years ago

      SCAM OFF by Online Loan Lender – BISHOP FREDRICK PETERSON (

      WARNING - please be careful with the below Loan lender .

      Mr. Fredrick Peterson




      phone number is +2348153295585.

      Home Address : 15 Palm Garden Avenue Plot 101 Itaba Road Edo State.

      Bishop Fredrick Peterson from Saint Benedit Church of God, Adekenle Ajacent Road, Uromi Edo State, Nigeria.

      The below is the Union Bank Accountant info.

      Mr Barda Francis

      Accountant/Transfer Director

      Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc. 125.Sapele Road, EKPOMA-City, KOGI State. Nigeria.

      I have applied the Loan from this firm since September 2011, I being assure that The Company Does Not Require me to pay any fees apart from The Registration Fee of usd155.00, from then on I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. Both of them is a real scammer, I lost $3,500 usd to this Company. I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?

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      7 years ago

      WARNING - please be careful with the below Loan lender .

      Ripped Off by Online Loan Lender – William Jones Loan Lender (

      I have applied the Loan from this firm since May 2011, I am a victim him of paying only and I am yet to get my Loan released to me until today. This Company will have lots of hidden payment for me to pay and pay, I will have to pay again and again the payment. He will keep promising me that this is the last and final payment, Mr. William Jones will keep giving me empty promises and swearing, I will get my Loan released after my payment but finally he will give some other excuses, broken all his promises and swearing, then I am require to make another payment, payment after payment will pop up for me to pay, where there is no ending. I am now into deeper debts. He is a real scammer, I lost $2,500 usd to this Company.

      I do not know what to do now, is there a genuine Loan Lender in this world?




      Phone Number:+234-805-560-6401

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hi Chinweike,

      Yes, google has fixed most of the redirecting traffic. It takes a while but they do eventually get to it. And yes, stay away from the click frauds. It's not worth it. Why lose a good thing? The cheats do eventually get caught.

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      8 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Hubs like this is a must for all that want to last in this internet business. You gave enough information that will really make people think twice before engaging in click fraud.

      Have google corrected the stolen links problems you had? Thanks for sharing.


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      save my system 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Yes their are lot of chances to get trap in the internet fraud.Some few precautionary measurements can useful to avoid the same.While you can not guess its impact and severity. You might loss all important data while fishing. Thanks for the article. It really eye opening.

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hi TnFlash,

      Thanks a bunch. Yeah, it is hard to believe people think they can fool Google. I like the Golden Eggs.


    • TnFlash profile image


      8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! I can't believe people actually try this kind of stuff. When you engage in click swapping, you are defrauding Google and killing the goose that lays the Golden Eggs! It is impossible to get away with this. Google tracks everything. This hub is well written and great information. Good Work!

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hi Sord87,

      After experiencing enough times I felt it would be a good topic. Yeah those phishing emails. I report them all the time. Sorry to hear someone got a hold of your contacts. That must of felt horrible.


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      8 years ago

      I am glad you know about the fraudulent and scams and put it in an article!Take precautions too for phishing and identity theft!It happens to me once,I lost all my contacts and email address in a day!

      Thanks for reminding!

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Yep, it's everywhere you turn......Great topic!

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hello Amber,

      I've heard this saying time and time again. If it were that easy everyone would be doing it. Succeeding is not easy when you start with nothing but it's worth it in the end.

      Have a great day.


    • Amber Allen profile image

      Amber Allen 

      8 years ago

      A really useful hub. Thanks for sharing. Greed and wanting something for nothing is why fraud and scams abound.


    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hello guys,

      Edweirdo thank you. The more I thought about the spam I received in one day I can only imagine what would happen in the near future. Thanks again.

      Your welcome LDC2010


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      8 years ago from Canada

      nice information.

    • Edweirdo profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Glad I could help! Thanks for the shout-out :)


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