Scams advertised on the forum?!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by carlrigby, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. carlrigby

    carlrigby New Member

    Hi, keen to avoid the usual scams and they are being advertised on this very forum!! Please see below.

    Work from Home "Warning"
    Warning! Lots Of Work At Home Scams I Tried Them All And Found A Winner
    SusansWorkReview.
     
  2. annettejones

    annettejones New Member

    Its really unfortunate when people try to misuse this or any other forum. It is so tough now to find out which one is a legitemate opportunity and which one is a total scam.
     
  3. Julsy

    Julsy New Member

    The word Scam is so over-used these days it makes me SICK! Everything now is being called a scam and I am sorry but there are some very ligitimate businesses around. But I guarantee you will find a site somewhere showing all of them a scam weather they are or not! By this happening when people really run into a scam where the owner's have run off and disappeared after taking people's money, guess what, you can't even report it as a scam. The reason you can't is because some idiot (trying to promote his own business) has called 20 other ligitimate businesses a scam all over the net, knowing full well they don't have a clue if it really is or not!

    My only suggestion is to NOT join anything until you get to know the person you are joining under and make sure that you are joining with someone who will work with you as a team. I would also make sure that it's not a business where you have to submit a "support ticket" to just speak to someone to get a simple question answered. (I am not saying that any business like that is a scam) I am just saying you need to have constant contact with your team and admin to be successful, In my honest opinion! I know that after trying so many different things and failing, I finally found one where I chat live daily with my other team members and the actual founder's every single day and I found success. But it took having daily motivation and group ideas and being able to get questions answered whenever I need it. That is why it is called "teamwork" !
     
  4. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    It is also a way to attract people to look into the post. Whether the product / program is a scam or not, you still have to do your diligence on research.
     
  5. johnjimat

    johnjimat New Member

    whether its scam or not i will do full research about it...
     
  6. Julsy

    Julsy New Member

    Exactly my point cherie27 and johnjimat... how can you really know what the person is saying is legit, when there is a scam article about every single business out there??? The darn scam callers have screwed it up for all of us to be able to call out and tell about our real scam experiences because now you can't even believe anything that is said after seeing the word scam anymore. What a shame!
     
  7. jaesun16

    jaesun16 New Member

    THere are many legitimate programs you can find unless you are

    impatient and quick buyer~^^

    Many post to this forum to attract people and make them buy their

    products.

    The best way to avoid them or purchasing products is

    Research about company and products before you make purchase

    You could ask someone in this forum, and look for feedbacks on

    product.

    Do not get scamed!!

    Happy day~^^[​IMG]
     
  8. garygoh

    garygoh New Member

    jaesun16: THere are many legitimate programs you can find unless you are

    impatient and quick buyer~^^
    I couldn't agree more on this! One of the traits of successful internet marketers is patience. As things always don't happen overnight.
     
  9. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    carlrigby: Hi, keen to avoid the usual scams and they are being advertised on this very forum!! Please see below.
    Hi Carl,

    Can you point out which scams you're referring to? Otherwise, your post won't be very helpful.

    Thanx,

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  10. Julsy

    Julsy New Member

    Newbie Shield: Hi Carl,

    Can you point out which scams you're referring to? Otherwise, your post won't be very helpful.

    Thanx,

    ~Newbie Shield~
    Oh PLEASE! I beg you don't go there.... that is my exact point above! People calling scam when they have no right to. In my honest opinion, nobody has the right to call any other business a scam unless you personally have been "taken" by that company. If this is not the case, then you have no right to call it a scam. This is the problem. For instance...someone may have tried a business and paid money and didn't give it a fair shot or did nothing and didn't make money fast enough and quit in a month or so and now want's to call it a scam. Second scenario... some people classify all MLM's, all Matrixes, and any kind of business that pays for recruiting others, as all scams. Get my meaning here?

    Again, I beg you please do NOT name names unless you have personally been burned and not just because you didn't try hard enough. Majority of this kind of scam calling are all just outright lies, and are in no way productive!

    Just My Opinion!
     
  11. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Julsy: Again, I beg you please do NOT name names unless you have personally been burned and not just because you didn't try hard enough.
    Totally! What often happens when you are new to the forum is that you get sidetracked by the google ads that are often displayed in the first post of a thread....

    And honestly, instead of being quick to label something a scam, it would be more helpful to others if you shared your experiences or whatever it was that led you to believe you were scammed...[​IMG]
     
  12. xeridox

    xeridox New Member

    I agree with MM5, sharing your experiences is essential to helping others. Just don't make it sound like an article or advertisement. We just want to know

    - The name of the company you singed up with
    - What you paid for it (if it was free, how would it be a scam?)
    - What you must do/sell
    - Did you do as instructed by the company? A lot of people sign up and think that's all there is to it -BUZZ- wrong answer.
    - Other details on how they scammed you

    Second, don't leave a line at the bottom of the post like "...but I found this website instead! ~site link~" because then you've turned it into an ad. Keep your ads in the signature please. [​IMG]
     
  13. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    carlrigby: Work from Home
    "Warning"
    Warning! Lots Of Work At Home
    Scams I Tried Them All And Found A Winner
    SusansWorkReview.
    I think Carl was referring to this which is in his first post.

    I signed up for this, I don't remember how much it was but it was a one off fee (not a lot or I wouldn't have bothered). It's to do with ppc advertising and Google from what I remember (I'm at work so don't have exact details to hand). They said they would send some info through the mail as well as give it to me online. I remember getting some stuff online to download and it was conference call videos, not too informative I have to say but there might be something in there for someone. I never did receive anything in the post.

    Just my 2c. xx
     
  14. Jon Squirrel

    Jon Squirrel New Member

    That doesn't sound too good redsadie!

    Not only are you working on a bank holiday (at least where I am!)...

    But I'd say any product that promises they'll send you something but doesn't deliver is running close to the 'scam' line.

    And sometimes you have to be especially wary of the cheap ones - there's a few people out there that offer cheap products because they know most people will think "it's only X dollars so it won't break the bank".

    And then when we buy it and it's a load of rubbish or doesn't even exist, then most people will just write it off as X dollars and leave it at that.

    It's always nice to have those X dollars in your pocket I think - it'll be one extra beer or a glass of wine on a friday night!

    And I just thought of something else - it could be that we purchase something for about $3 but then discover our account has been docked $90 at the beginning of the next month!

    Watch out!

    And happy holidays!

    JSq.
     
  15. redsadie

    redsadie New Member

    Jon Squirrel: That doesn't sound too good redsadie!

    Not only are you working on a bank holiday (at least where I am!)...

    But I'd say any product that promises they'll send you something but doesn't deliver is running close to the 'scam' line.
    No Jon, it's not good. It is a Bank Holiday here (I'm in the Sunny South of England) but I do get two days off in lieu which I am going to use instead of holiday entitlement at the end of May to go away for my wedding anniversary (another Bank Holiday!) so not all bad [​IMG]

    I'm ashamed to say that I am one of those that does think oh it's only x amount, then don't bother with a refund, they did send me the 'information' on download but like I said, maybe someone else can pick more from it. I have had refunds in the past with bigger amounts that I felt I should have, so not a complete walkover [​IMG]

    xx
     

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