Scams and cons

Wake up already

Wake up already

While it’s possible to run into trouble regardless of how much you check into things, I wanted to prepare a list of common flags that you can use while you are searching for work at home opportunities. Some of these are pretty easy to identify but just in case, you…

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Ponzi Scheme: Members crying foul

Ponzi Scheme: Members crying foul

I don’t like to kick folks while they are down but I’ve written on other occasions about Ponzi schemes, how they work and how to avoid them.  Clearly my post was (a) not read, (b) read and ignored or (c) not worthy of placing any thought into one of these…

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Kitsuccesso spammer

Kitsuccesso spammer

Some of you may recall my recent rant about spam comments. Well, I finally decided if they can spam my blog, I can call them out for the con artists they are.  So my first target is Kitsuccesso.  In 2 days I received a total of 18 spam comments 8…

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Unclaimed fund processing scam

Unclaimed fund processing scam

Let’s get something clear once and for all.  There is a process that is called “Escheatment” that every state has rules for.   The Securities and Exchange Commission has an excellent write up on this process that you should read.  I have researched these rules extensively, largely because my more…

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Fascinating and helpful email

Fascinating and helpful email

Today, I received an email from Muhammad Saleem who graciously pointed me to his website: Background Checks. As part of that site he has a page called “International Internet Scam Hotspots” which I felt should be shared here. They also have an awesome graphic on this page which they’ve provided code…

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Spam comments from a con

Spam comments from a con

I just love getting comments on my blog and I like it even more when I get comments that lead me to the opportunity to call out another work at home con job.  This comment showed up in my blog: Now as most of you know, I can pass up…

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Calling attention to your own scam

Calling attention to your own scam

It’s pretty amusing when a con artist outs themselves. In fact, I have to admit that I am always amused when I find them doing this. This also goes to show that con artists just spam away with no idea of what they are doing (and they most likely use…

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Credit repair scams

Credit repair scams

I find it totally fascinating when a work at home website is promoting other “opportunities”. In my ongoing quest to find any single item on scam Work at Home Digest or scam Work at Home Business Opportunities, I continue to review some of the posts on there. So far, things…

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Dumb way to learn how to use coupons

Dumb way to learn how to use coupons

Just a few days ago I wrote a post where I called out a company called Information Net Source. Now for those of you who follow this blog regularly, you’ll remember that my research over the last several posts has been focused on two sites that are offering work at…

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Stuff envelopes scam

Stuff envelopes scam

In my continuing effort to determine if scam Work at Home Digest and scam Work at Home Business Opportunities have any valid opportunities at all, I decided to check another advertisement from these sites. Now it is important to remember something: Both of these sites claim the following right on…

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Real estate money making gimmicks

Real estate money making gimmicks

Chances are that you have seen infomercials and ebooks offering you information on how to make thousands of dollars flipping properties.  These sites tell you that it is possible to make money flipping properties, selling deeds and a whole host of other (questionable) money making opportunities. As part of our…

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Duplicate scams who could have imagined!

Duplicate scams who could have imagined!

As many of you know I have been reviewing the site called “Work at Home Digest”  and slowly reviewing their scam work at home job offerings. What I didn’t know was that this site has a twin!  Now the twin is pretty fascinating.  It’s called scam “Work at Home Business…

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Stunning Survey Stupidity

Stunning Survey Stupidity

When will people ever learn? I received a comment on a not very flattering post calling out oDesk Customer Service on my other blog. The comment of course did land in my spam folder as it was riddled with links. Richard, Richard, Richard…before you spam websites with your comments you…

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Fake association offers fake opportunities

Fake association offers fake opportunities

If this were not so much of a scam, I’d be placing it under “hiding under the cloak of legitimacy” but since it’s a scam we’ll leave it as a scam! Let’s talk turkey. Freelancers, work at homers, etc. often look for “associations” that are willing to help them with…

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Stealing my content to promote a scam

Stealing my content to promote a scam

For all the spam that I get on this blog and my other blog, yesterday I had not had the post “Scumbags Scammers and Spammers” posted for more than ten minutes and I had new comments. I looked at the comment and it looked like a trackback. Before I approve…

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