What is the Success rate of Scam sites on the Internet?

India
February 22, 2008 8:51am CST
Hi.. Just i was thinking on these lines..as we come across tons and tons of sites that promise for huge sums.. every thing is free, you just join to mint money.. Or.. $48,630 every week, just invest $5, learn the secrets...O!..hold on friends,.. i am here not to do any advertising, or for getting referrals, but so curious what could be success rates of such sites.. on the net? Might be around 50% or even still higher? My question is, do still people believe in these kinda false promises and assurances? In the above IMAGINARY EXAMPLE i cited, if i can make the five digit sum for every week, then why must i miserly ask $5 for revealing the information? Am i correct? Friends also kindly note that i dont specifically make a mention about any site here.Okay..Please share your views. Happy mylotting to all:)
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
22 Feb 08
The success rate cannot be measured in Internet because the scam sites keep appearing now and then and they disappear after cheating the guillible internet users. May be as you said at a given time, more than 50% of the sites are scam sites.
• India
24 Feb 08
Thanks friend for answering my topic, and you proved to be the first of all, even in responding to my topic.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
24 Feb 08
Thanks for your compliments. All I do, is in the friends file, I keep the notify on for all the friends and as soon as you post a discussion topic, I get email elert. And I answer. Thanks and have a nice day.
• India
24 Feb 08
O! thats really good.. but i have turned down the "notify" option to Off postion, 'coz of too much of mails.. Take care friend.
@cricket1 (487)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Well look at it this way. The money is in the numbers. If you can get 100 people to put out a dollar what do you have? How hard is it to get someone to give a dollar? How about 10 cents or any amount? It adds up if enough people do it. Lets just say if a company employed 3000 people and skimmed $1 from everyones paycheck, how many would notice? The company would gain $3000 dollars. A penny here, a dollar there, who goes to the trouble to figure out where it went, its not worth the trouble.
• India
24 Feb 08
Yea.. i understand how the site owners rake money from the innocent people. Take care friend.
• United States
22 Feb 08
I think a lot of people fall for them, even though it's kind of obvious it's too good to be true. One thing the sites I have run across do is post all kinds of picture of a number of different people. In reality, these could be pictures of the site owners friends and family on their once in a lifetime vacations. But then they right captions under them saying how the site changed their lives. I'ts actually pretty tempting, even to me once in a while. I have some loans for college, I'm a piano performance major, and am looking toward grad school in a couple of years. THe idea that I could just make a ton of money is pretty appealing, but I know it isn't real. THe only real winner is the guy who started it to rake in whatever amount of money from all the gullible people who run across his site and decide to give it a try.
• India
24 Feb 08
Hi DelicateFlower you are to the point.. the grey area where people are so easily tempted is the proofs the sites boast of, which includes the video clippings and Payment proofs posted....
@carmen82 (22)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I was naive enough to join payperpost which turned out to be a scam for me for the most part. I was so dejected after learning what I had paid for that I didn't even attempt to earn my money back. When I told my younger brother that I had joined, he couldn't believe how stupid I was. I will never fall for another scam like that again - hopefully lol. It required me to pay $99.95 up front :(
• India
24 Feb 08
I am so sorry Carmen to hear that you have been scamed. A lot of times i have been tempted to risk chances and make upfront payments but some how i desisted from it.And BTW welcome to the mylot fraternity and have a great time here.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Unfortunately yes many people do. They continue to have that false hope that you can get something for nothing or that you can make a quick buck. There is no such thing as easy money and there is certainly nothing in life that is free. People need to realize that and quit being so naive. It saddens me to see so many people getting ripped off and their hopes dashed because of their naivety. Don't get me wrong....I have experience to back me up. In my own naivety I have thrown money away on a scam. It's ridiculous how these people make money hand over fist on these things.
• India
24 Feb 08
Yep! Cheaters go bersek when ignorance of a human personifies. Thanks mamasan for responding my topic. Take care and have fun in mylot:)