|No. 1 - The Top Scam, everyone should
be aware of this
|The NIGERIAN SCAM
- Beware of emails offering very large sums of money for transferring funds
Running since 1988 and has resulted
in substantial financial losses, kidnap and murder of victims.
There are many versions of this ongoing and lucrative scam.
Whilst known as the 'Nigerian Scam', it is now operated from many different
In one version, target is offered, via email, 20% of c $25,000,000 or
more, in return for accepting this money into a bank account outside
The money is said to be the result of over invoicing contracts in oil
Impressive, official looking documents, with logos and seals, are faxed
through to target.
Give away in original version: Central Bank of Nigeria documents containing
the word 'urgent'.
When have you ever seen a bank urgently wanting to pay out money?
Target is hit with advance fees or transfer charges: This is what they
|About Home Working
"The facts, mam, just the facts" (with
apologies to Dragnet)
There is absolutely no straight dealing,
'cards on the table', in this area:
Think about it:
If you had made a fortune, on the Internet, would you be interested
in giving away your secrets?
Further, if your techniques, product, whatever, were so good, why
would 99% of your email, web page, whatever, need to be pure sales
There may be a clue to the mentality involved, where one is advised
to target the less intelligent sectors of society as they are
more susceptible to these techniques.
|Most people, who try
Home Working 'opportunities', earn little or nothing.
What income you can earn, on the Internet,
will depend entirely upon your own efforts.
You do not need to pay for dubious Internet Marketing courses.
Your best bet may involve selling your own products or perhaps
selling brand name goods on commission, (affiliate).
The skill comes in selling an appreciable number of those products.
Usually, knowledgeable Articles about the subject are a good pull.
A web site, attractively displaying your wares, is very helpful
but not actually essential to sell things.
Agencies will charge you very high fees to construct a beautiful
This is not really needed and, if your funds are limited, a waste
In any case, if you cannot build a web site yourself, there are
many online web site designers,
many with more experience then the Agencies, who can produce a
good, selling, web site at a fraction of the cost of Agencies.
If you have a web site, good Search Engine
positioning is a first step but, with so many new web sites coming
online every day, it is difficult, but not impossible, to achieve.
Most people use ads, in such as email
or ezines, which can produce results.
| The Internet Marketing training
Internet Marketing training courses
are, basically, sales machines.
The content might be something like this:
60% pure sales gumpf.
35% more sales gumpf selling associated products.
5%, (if you're lucky), useful information.
If one undertakes such a course, it generally involves selling the training
system being used to others.
This perpetuates the system rather like a pyramid.
The trainee and all those that joined under that trainee, will be under pressure
to buy more services from those who originally sold the course.
What makes an Internet Marketing training course a scam?
It is a self-perpetuating thing in which the main purpose is to enrol
as many people as possible, and, then, to sell as much as possible
to those people.
- The fact that it takes a considerable amount of sales gumpf, or pure
'bovine excrement', to sell these courses is significant.
- The deceit: The hidden costs or further 'essentials' one must have and
which one does not learn about until AFTER one has paid the first $20 or
so. (This is the sales machine at work).
Like the pyramid scam, it is only those near the top that really benefit
The truth is that there is a demand for Internet Marketing training or, at
least, for the knowledge that will enable one to sell on the Internet.
This information, however, is freely available here, in the Articles and eBooks,
Finding things to sell may not be too difficult as there are many legitimate
companies looking to sell on a commission or affiliate basis.
|The Porn Site Credit Card Scam
|Ref: Offers of
trial periods for c $1 or $2
Credit Card is billed for the small amount, but, three days later,
the card is automatically billed for a full month.
Complainant is then told that is takes three days to cancel, no
refund of course.
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|Reading Books for Money Frauds
hire people for this purpose sight unseen and certainly not without
and proper educational or vocational background.
|One con who charged from $10 to $45 for info on how to earn good
money working at home, stuffing envelopes and stapling booklets, managed
to defraud about $200,000 from thousands of people from around the
|An FTC induced settlement showed that more than
85,000 consumers nation-wide lost about $4 million to US Hotline, Inc.
which did business as US Car Buyers Alliance, US Job Finders and US
Publishers Advocates, marketers of three "moneymaking" schemes.
Most consumers are lucky to be getting back about $50, which represents
full refunds of their losses.
An email offering $1.00 for per envelope,
and $10.00 per order received from these mailings.
You have to send a 'fee' to start,- that is all they are after.
The work never materialises.
In just one twelve month period, the
U.S. Postal Service Investigation Service put about 3,500 of these
work-at-home operations out of business through mail stop orders,
consent agreements, or criminal proceedings.
|Assembly of Crafts and Other Items
You are lured into this type of fraud by the
promise of high pay, earned while working in the comfort of your
home. You may be required to eventually purchase materials, equipment
and trainingat high prices ranging from hundreds to thousands
of dollarsfrom the fraud perpetrator, or his referrals,
in order to assemble your work products.
|Product Testing Frauds
|Many consumers never receive
a response after sending their enrolment check. They are the lucky
ones. Those who are enrolled and request products for testing may
end up paying hundreds of dollars in postage and handling for items
worth far less than the fees.