Scams and cons

Web Misfortune Master

Web Misfortune Master

I love it when I get spam and it turns out the spam is related to a scam! In fact, it’s one of my favorite things of all time because it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Today’s con artist is Web Fortune Master.  Now people often ask me how…

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Defending the indefensible

Defending the indefensible

As many of you know when I am researching work at home scams, I tend to review numerous sites including the Better Business Bureau, RipOff Report (often unreliable) and various blogs. Ironically, you don’t often see people defending the company that is in question and if you do, it is…

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Personality disorder or defective bot?

Personality disorder or defective bot?

I have posted about my fascination with a new plugin I found called “Stop Spammers” first writing about how much work it was saving deleting bogus signups and then later, commenting about the fact that over 3,000 spammers had hit the site. Little did I know that such a short…

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Another dubious distinction at Freelancing and More

Another dubious distinction at Freelancing and More

Sometimes it’s fun to write about milestones that one hits on their blogs. In fact, I recall briefly writing a post when I hit the 500 posts written mark and wasn’t sure what to do next. I also wrote about the number of subscribers to this blog (which is pathetic…

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Moving targets: A scam is a scam

Moving targets: A scam is a scam

Today, I decided to have some fun.  Theresa Andrews has been a target ever since I put up the Partner with Paul review several months ago. In fact, this one search term has generated almost 4500 hits on that blog post! However, there were a couple of names that kept…

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Work at home scam: University

Work at home scam: University

Yesterday, I received three emails in a fairly short period of time – fortunately, they automatically went to spam so there was no danger of mixing them up with anything that was even close to real, but even if that had not happened, it was fairly evident quickly this was…

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Fun and Games with Domains

Fun and Games with Domains

I have had this domain for a while, in fact, this Creation Date: 30-jan-2009, is for Freelancing and More.com and this Domain Registration Date: Tue Aug 25 14:47:34 GMT 2009 is for the .biz registration of the same site.  The no scam work at home site is far newer, Domain…

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All Types of (bogus) work at home jobs

All Types of (bogus) work at home jobs

For some bizarre reason, it appears that scam and con artists do not know how to use Google to search for people who are going to call them out. This has its benefits of course because it allows me to easily identify scams and cons and point them out so…

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Old Scam: The Coaching Department

Old Scam: The Coaching Department

Recently I had more than one person ask me to look into this company called “The Coaching Department” and boy oh boy is this one fun! It’s rather amusing when someone gets outed for doing something wrong that they end up finding other ways to continue their con artist ways.…

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Purchase your way to more money: NOT!

Purchase your way to more money: NOT!

A few weeks back a friend of mine contacted me about a writing site where she had written several articles and wound up earning just over $23.  I was curious as to the nature of this site because she was made an offer to “increase” her earnings by “buying” her…

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Credit Payoff and Repair Scam

Credit Payoff and Repair Scam

As many of you know, I spend a fair amount of time on LinkedIn groups largely because there are so many diverse people on the network. However, one of the biggest problems with LinkedIn is anyone can post anything they want with little (or no) danger of getting banned.  The…

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Running under the radar

Running under the radar

This past week on the radio here in our local area (Boston) I have been hearing about “Flip this house” seminars that are being offered “Free” for a limited number of people. While I question how “limited” these seminars are when you are advertising on the television, I would also…

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Dishonesty at the highest degree

Dishonesty at the highest degree

As most of you probably know, I have been a long-time proponent of oDesk and the model they create for freelancers. I have certainly complained about a lot of things on oDesk and I’ve also warned folks of the “dangers” of accepting assignments over the long-term because in my mind,…

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No ethics or morals either

No ethics or morals either

I am pretty outspoken about how I feel about academic writing I’ve written about my feelings (and shared a conversation with someone) regarding this practice. Not only do I consider this type of writing intensely dishonest, I find it far worse when I see some of the ads for this…

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Spammer: Kizi Games

Spammer: Kizi Games

Seriously? I get all kinds of spam comments but this one has to take the cake. This guy is from Isreal and is on a number of blacklists. You can see the on this blacklist check that the IP address 212.117.143.69 is where they are coming from. Now why they…

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