- Internet & the Web
Internet Money Scams
65,000,000 Euro ????
UK United Lotto
It was just another day. I woke up, exercised, showered, and then got dressed. I turned on my computer to check my e-mails, I was expecting a message from my wife. Once the e-mail opened up I saw a message not from my wife, but from the UK united lotto. Apparently I had won the grand prize of 65,000,000 euro, which is like 100 million U.S or so.
Wow, I thought. How did I win something I didn't enter? Then I began to try and figure out how I entered this contest. I am not really over active on the internet. I check my e-mail, bank accounts, and read news articles and other general interest articles. I also recently signed up for this site, hubpages. I highly doubt that hubpages entered me into a Great Britain lottery. I was stumped.
I decided that I would look at it to see what it had to say. Ah ha, it was a scam. They wanted me to send like $200.00 to some place with my address, phone number, occupation, and other personal info. I then trashed the e-mail. Apparently, I had not won anything.
Rich guy left you his estate.
Avoid e-mails that say you won something or that some rich dude in England or Africa left you millions of dollars or pounds. It is BS and they just want your money. I started getting these in my e-mail about three months ago. I opened one, read it, and became extremely disgusted. A couple of things about these, one they want you to send them money, and two they want all kinds of personal information. The funniest part of this is they are unrelenting in their pursuit of your money. I got an idea if you’re doing this, go to Walmart and buy some ethics.
I recently noticed that they have changed their tactics. Now they are saying not to send them money but instead buy a plane ticket to England or whatever and go get your money. The thing is, if all this money was in a Western Union like they say why is it they can’t just send it to wherever you are. It costs nothing to do and is easier than all the BS they’re asking for. Oh, I know why…it’s a scam, that’s why. I think I would rather get slapped in the face by a porcupine tail.
Other Internet Money Scams
Multi-level marketing is often times referred to as a pyramid scheme. The pyramid works in a way as to where the top person refers ten people and they pay him ten dollars. Those ten people refer ten people each and they get paid five dollars each and the top guy gets paid five dollars each. Then those one hundred people refer ten people each and it goes on and on. Essentially all these people are getting paid to do is refer more people to pay them and their upline.
There are literally thousands of these scams all over the internet. Most offer a training course or one-on-one help with the technical side of everything. Yeah right, don’t be fooled. Most of these scams offer a ridiculous product that nobody would want in the first place but people buy into it just to make money off of selling it. Let’s face some facts here, if you don’t like or use a product, what makes you think someone else would want to buy it? If you find a product though that you believe in and is profitable then you may end up making some money off of it, but don’t hold your breath. I found one that I believe is profitable and could potentially make some great money but I haven’t really promoted it. If you want to see what I use in this genre of internet scams click here.
Work At Home and Get Rich scam
Every now and again you may come across something so ridiculous and far fetched, but yet at the same time completely possible. I found one on the internet that was so crazy and stupid that I bought into it. Now, listen to me very carefully ladies and gentlemen, these things are complete bull. There is absolutely no way you could ever sell this crap. Like I said above, if it contains a bunch of garbage products that are a waste of time and such, you will not be successful with it.
The amount of garbage out there is phenomenal and you may wonder how anyone could fall for the schemes. Sometimes we buy into the schemes just to see what it is that is so secretive or what the forbidden knowledge is. It is almost like we are Eve and are curious of the forbidden fruit. I took a bite a few times and saw exactly what the world of internet money scams really was.
High Yield Investment Program
Alright you want to make money and you want to make that money right now. First of all, wake up. That just doesn’t happen unless you are trading forex yourself. HYIP, if you see that run for the hills and button down the hatches, there is no way this works. They are based off of trading the forex market. The forex market is a real and profitable investment program, HYIP’s are not. They state that if you give them 100 dollars, in two days you’ll have 200. Although this is completely possible in the forex market it is unlikely in a HYIP. HYIP’s are based off of a Ponzi scheme, pay old investors with new investor’s money. If you decide to try this one, go ahead and poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick instead. It would be less painful.
Now this scam actually sounds like a fantastic deal, all you have to do is fill in a short form and earn 10 bucks. The form is supposed to have maybe four or five lines that take roughly ten to fifteen minutes to fill out. Ok, sounds great. What they fail to mention is where to get the information and how hard it actually is to get a form to fill out.
I have mentioned before that I am retarded and have bought into some pretty ridiculous internet money scams. This one wasn’t as bad as the previous section but still pretty bad. For a mere $39.95 you can get access to thousands of companies that will pay you to fill out their forms. The hook—they need home workers to lower their overhead costs, the line—so easy to do it only takes ten minutes, the sinker—so you could potentially make five thousand dollars a month doing little else. At all costs you should avoid these types of scams because it will waste your precious time that you could be spending actually making real money.
Surveys/Test at Home
Doing surveys and testing products at home are not really internet money scams. However, they are a huge waste of time. First off, when you sign up for survey sites they should be free to join. Some websites offer to combine them all on one platform for a marginal fee of $19.95 and up. Don’t purchase this, you will find that 90 percent of these survey sites within the major site don’t send you surveys or don’t accept you.
I did surveys for a couple of months and found out that I was wasting my time. Sure I made my money back but it took me two months to get it back. I would spend roughly thirty minutes to an hour filling out a survey thinking that I was going to make five bucks from it and ended up being rejected after all that time I spent on it. I would get so mad and frustrated that I would just shut off the computer. One last word of advice, if you get the chance to fill out surveys—jump off a fucking cliff instead, you will probably have more fun.