Can you rely on what's online?

@dfollin (12744)
United States
April 17, 2009 10:05pm CST
Can you believe everything that you see or hear on websites? I go into google or any search engine for that matter and I type in "online scams",for instance.I open the first website listed and it tells me that "Acme PTC",lets say is a scam.That this PTC program does not pay,that it is a scam.I then close that website and return to the search engine list.I open the second one on the list and it states that "Acme PTC" is not a scam and pays promtly. Anyone can start a website,speak or write a book.But it does not mean that it can be believed. Do you believe everything you see or hear ?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Apr 09
i doubt it very seriouly that u can believe everything. no, i do not believe half i hear or half i see. lots of people are full of dodo.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Even all the news cannot be believed.They say one thing and it turns out to be different.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Apr 09
the news get wind of a story, start telling it before they really know about it & it's blown up bigger & biiger w/out any facts. i don't think they should be allowed to tell anything till they know the facts.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Apr 09
it's ridiculous the stuff they tell. how do you know when to believe something???? hope u are having a good sat. jo
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
18 Apr 09
Of course, I won't 100% rely on what's online, even what's on newspaper, or what's on the news on TV. I have been very simple mind and thought everything said was true by others, the truth is no one can prove anything for sure.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
18 Apr 09
believe it or not there are people that do.For instance they tell me something and I'll tell them that it is far fetched and ask them where they heard that.They will respond,on the internet so it must be true.
• Hong Kong
18 Apr 09
Because they just like what I used to be, just think no one wants to harm them with no intention. They never think everyone can write everything on the internet now. Have a nice day~
@acekala (163)
• United States
18 Apr 09
No you can not believe everything you see, hear or read. To be safe you need due diligence, Do your homework and even that won't gurantee you wont be taken advantage of. Unfortunately anytime theres money involved theres the risk of getting taken advantage of.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
18 Apr 09
That's right even after dOInG your homework you can't believe it.That's sad.
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@acekala (163)
• United States
18 Apr 09
While P.T. Barnum never really said it there truly is a sucker born every min. And with the economy in the state its currently in. It's very easy to get sucked into various get rich quick schemes like SMC or Scamway.lol Just be careful do your review in addition if its a buisness your looking to be involved with find the home state and check Better Biz Bureau and states attorneys offices for more info.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
18 Apr 09
My hero Maxine says "Don't believe everything you think" it could also be see and hear. Anybody can say, or write whatever, it doesn't mean its true.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
18 Apr 09
That's right anyone can see or write anything.Online all you have to do is pay for a website or get a free one and say whatever you want to.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I really can't rely on much that is being said on the net that's for sure... But there are some things though that are pretty much true, For example i did a search tonight about the titanic that was pretty much the truth along with the pictures and story about it... Now with what you said online scams yeah i would believe what is there in front of my screen all and only because alot of people have already been to the site and know what it's about and they end up making web pages to let others know what to expect.. Just my thoughts though!
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I tend to believe the majority.If I see the same thing on ten out of twelve times.I am more likely to lean towards believing that.
• China
18 Apr 09
can you believe , some yes ,some no ,
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@jugsjugs (13045)
18 Apr 09
all i keep getting is things i didnt want,lol.i dont trust what i read when it comes to pcts as alot are scams.
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• Malaysia
18 Apr 09
It cannot be 100% true. Certainly we need certain amount of intelligence to read between lines whatever we come across in the net.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 09
no, not really..relying on all everything to online would just lead in not secured results...as we all know that online is also a garbage in and garbage out data...but anyway it always depend on what site you are member and you are surfing too...there are also many trusted sites which offer you a better living in the real world..but just be aware of scammers because they are just around looking for someone to be victimized.
@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 09
It's easy to state something whether online or not, to believe or not to believe is up to the person himself. I will seek overall opinions, judge and decide for myself whether to believe what I read or not. Simply believing a single opinion won't help much.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I do not believe everything I see and hear online for sure. I have seen alot of scams over the years.