Online scams! Tell me your experience

Money - Earning the money
@bumba1988 (1222)
India
May 7, 2009 2:44pm CST
I used to hear a lot from people that one can earn money through Internet.When I started,I really did not have much idea about online money making.Finally after a lot of work,I have earned money from Internet,but I had to go through a lot of obstacles and one of these are sure to be:- online scams.There may not be a single online money maker who has not encountered with a money making scam.Feel free to share your experience here.This will help the new comers as well as they can get a warning.
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7 responses
@venmarz13 (735)
• Indonesia
8 May 09
ehm..ya i ever get scammed too.i have so many experience with that like viprapid,i join it in 3 days.and then they become scam.then i try join w7talk it so scam anymore too.the moderatol tell me about it.im join not more that 1 week too.then i join diamondtime,many people say it so scam site.the admin is myloters too i think.i dont wanna get scam again so before i join i will investigate it first
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@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
8 May 09
Hi venmarz13,it seems you also have been scammed a lot of times.Here,my experience is quite same with yours.I have been scammed by bux.to then occupex and a lot of so called online money making sites.Later,I realized how important it is to research a lot before joining a site.
@livewyre (2455)
7 May 09
I think I am just too wary to get scammed I am very skeptical about online earnings and can spot a pyramid scam a mile off - I just HATE all those people who think it's legit to scam people who don't have much money... I wrote some guidelines here which people might find useful: http://www.livewyre.net/internet_scams.php I use the well-worn but true adage that if it looks too good to be true.... it always is...!
@livewyre (2455)
7 May 09
most of the stuff about scams is actually on the second page: http://www.livewyre.net/internet_scams2.php - sorry my mistake (the first page is useful too of course!!)
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
8 May 09
Hi livewyre,Thanks for responding to this discussion.Well,I read your article and found it quite useful.Scam sites are always harmful for online money makers and I once just left the hope of earning something through online due to these scams available.Anyway,thanks to some great paying sites,I regained my faith in online money making.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
9 May 09
Hi livewyre,thanks for responding back to this discussion.I think I will like to get some money making tips from you but you know right now I do not want to invest anything.I want to earn at least some money before investing into online business,I have sent you a friend request,accept it so that we can get in touch.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
8 May 09
I am also very wary of the Internet Scams. But there have been quite a few people in India who fell for the deceptively simple and safe get-rich-quick /schemes operations on the net, got caught in money laundering scams and are cooling their heels in prison. Or even if they have somehow managed to use the legal loopholes to stay out of prison, they certainly are under tremendous pressure, social apart from administrative. It is really sad that people are using this medium which is otherwise an excellent resource for a lot of learning to con people. Day in and day out I keep deleting mails that look even remotely suspicious. Well, it is partially this cautious nature that has till now saved me from scams. Even among legit online money making schemes, I am skeptical about those that demand money or purchases. But them I learn from MyLot that not all of them are phoney.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
8 May 09
Hi GADHISUNU,Thanks for responding in to this discussion which I started an showing your interest.The response you gave is quite good one.I liked it a lot and that is why I rated it as a good response as well.Best of luck.It seems you are also an Indian just like me.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
8 May 09
Of course I am an Indian. Thanks for your good words and rating.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
9 May 09
Hi GADHISUNU,it is good to know that we are from the same country.Will you mind to be a friend of mine here in mylot?I have already sent you a friend request.Good responses should always be rated so do not thank me for that.It is all your credit.
• United States
8 May 09
Hello My Lotters, I used to work online with a company called ASI, then they renamed themselves to ASP , I should have noticed something was not right from that point, but I still decided to work for them, we were suppose to get our pay check once a week,people was getting hired left and right and did not get their pay check, and in order to get hired you had to take on one of ASI dental, health etc plans, so basically they get you to enroll in one of their plans, promise you a job but you never get it, then take money from your checking account on a monthy bases to pay for this plan you enrolled in, and when you try to get in contact with them for questioning, you will always get a voicemail and not a actual person, I'm so happy I did not waste my money with them.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
9 May 09
Hi onlinerep01,thanks for responding to this discussion which I started to share your experience with not only me but all of us.It is good to know that you have not lost your money with this fraud company.Such frauds exist in numbers and it is very hard to get away with them.
@letmefa (25)
• China
8 May 09
My experience is that if you found the site set the Min. payout very high and the daily earning very low, you can theat it to be scam site and give it up.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
9 May 09
Hi letmefa,thanks for responding to this discussion which I started and sharing your experience with all of us.Yes,you are right.Sites with higher payouts and very less opportunities to earn are most probably scams just like awsurveys.Take care.Happy mylotting.
@mimibt (52)
• Philippines
8 May 09
If its sounds too good then it is a scam. I've learned it the hard way and I never got my money back. It said that upon enrolling, all I had to do was enter data into forms. What a dumb fool I was! I wonder if we're allowed to write down the site here on mylot, that way readers can beware of that site.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
8 May 09
Hi mimibt,Thanks for responding in to this discussion which I started an showing your interest.Yes,if it seems that a site is giving too much money then it surely is a scam.People who are new how to track these,but once you are here for quite some time,then you can sense a scam site,I think.
• United States
7 May 09
People can really make money online i dont know why people think that everything is a scam really i can write a whole bunch of things on this site teaching people how to work online and no its not tooo goood to be true i never got scammed but you can really make millions of dollars on the internet.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
8 May 09
Hi zavala56469,Thanks for responding back to this discussion and sharing your experience.It is good to know that you have never been scammed.But,even if you earn a million by online work,yo have to put the hard work of a full time job into it.Is not it?