What Those Too-Good-To-Be-True Web Ads Really Mean
You know the ones I mean, you see them everywhere on the web.
They promise you the things that everybody desires, and make it sound as if they're well within your reach.
You can banish your wrinkles, lose loads of weight, or be rich beyond your wildest dreams - all with "one simple trick".
This is one big teaser, as you have to click the ad to find out what the trick is! And once you've clicked the ad, who's to say that it tells you?
Who knows what you have to click on next, or what they make you do to find out these spectacular, yet simple secrets... Well I don't, as I'm too scared to actually click the links! (They look well dodgy, don't ya think?).
So, not wanting to click, I can only speculate on what may lay behind these ads, showing pictures of ordinary people with extraordinary knowledge...
Here are some of the ads, and what they (probably) mean.
There are many variations of these ads. The following are some that I came across this evening:
"Local mom exposes an anti-aging miracle. Her £3 trick erases wrinkles!"
Put a (£3) bag over your head.
"Lose 1 stone/week with this one quick diet trick."
Before and After
"1 trick of a tiny belly! Cut down a bit of your belly by using this one weird old tip."
"Swindon mum makes £77/hour online."
"Unemployed mum makes £6,397/month working online."
She commits internet fraud.
"Dermatologists hate her! Local mum reveals £4 trick to erase wrinkles. Shocking results exposed!"
Well, the photo accompanying this ad shows a very old-looking mum pulling what looks like dried glue off her face. It is very disturbing. But maybe that's the answer - coat your face with PVA.