Anyone ever get caught in a internet money making scam?

United States
March 8, 2008 9:49am CST
There are lots of money making internet opporunities out there. My email box has a new one everyday with promises of boat loads of money, traffic for my website or prizes. Has anyone have any experiences with one these internet scams? How do you recognize them without stepping in? What did you lose/gain by getting into it?
3 responses
@KrauseHome (34995)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Sometimes this is the problem. People being able to keep from spending worthless $$ on things, or investing their time in a site or sites, that will never pay them for the work that they have been doing. For me, I know there are a lot out there, and I have actually done a Few Forum sites that quit paying before I got paid so now the only site I am on is this one. But as for the paying ones out there. A Lot of times, it does depend on what you are looking for, and willing to do. I have tried a couple of different things out there, and made OK $$ with some of them, and then nothing really from others. What works for one, will not always work for you. You just need to do some Research and homework from the start and see if it is for you, and would you have the type of help and support from them to be able to succeed. It all is trial and error and hopefully you don't get burned too often, and learn from your mistakes as well.
• United States
10 Mar 08
There seems to be new ones out there everyday and it is nice to be able to get ahold of people like you and other to know what works and what doesn't. Someone may have had a bad run in with a site and they can tell the rest of us about it. They may actually got scammed big time-or it may be a gold mine! Let's share information just the same! Wow! You have a score well over 5500! How long have you been on MyLot? How often do you post? Is there any benefits to having a high score like that or just more payoffs?
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 08
in my first suggestion to avoid those kind of scam e-mail, it would be better if you turning on your SPAM filter in your inbox. gmail already prooved more effective than yahoo mail about encountering this matter. and my own self doesn't believe any prizes, winner annoucement or traffic to my webiste if i don't think that i already subscribe it. so no wasting time i just sent those kind thing into my trash immediatelly. i didn't loose any good opprotunity by those kind thing since i am sure enough that the are kind of scamming and spammer. just little tips for me, never write down your password into your regular e-mail. its better you using any copy paste password to avoid someone out there stealing your e-mail password
• United States
10 Mar 08
I get a real kick out of emails that tell me that I already won something I never registered for. Those get hit into the spam box right away. Emails from people I never knew, they go in there too. I am sure we would all be suprised how some of these spammers get ahold of our email addresses to begin with!
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 08
We need to be diligent to see how reliable programs can be. It is never a sure thing and many times we may end up losing more than our time. I would never upgrade any programs but choose to earn less.
• United States
8 Mar 08
I hear you about upgrading. It would seem they would have us do all this work and then trick us to upgrade and just take the money and run. I have had good luck with clixsense though and find it pretty trustworthy with payouts! http://www.clixsense.com/?2080299