Have you made payment through paypal to any member for earnings?

@dpk262006 (55919)
Delhi, India
November 3, 2009 11:17pm CST
Hi friends, there was an alert this morning from mylot which says that some members are asking to transfer them money through their paypal account and after sometime they will get their money back with handsome returns. Have you come across such tasks and have you transferred any money to any member through paypal for earnings? Mylot says it could be scam, what is your own opinion about it. Thanks in advance for your comments.
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@Sreekala (19172)
• India
4 Nov 09
Hi Deepak, I have seen your discussion in gmail then only I signed in mylot and seen the alert. I haven’t received any kinds of request or I haven’t gone through any kind of tasks yet. Have you received any kind of task?
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi sree! I have not participated in such task, where investing money or donating money is involved. I was just curious, whether some of us go for this kind of tempting earnings or they just ignore it. Thanks for joining us.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Hi Deepak. That has all the earmarks of a scam. No one should have to "pay" to do work for another, so that would send out instant warning flags! We live in a world where we must be extremely cautious not to be scammed. Thank you for bringing this up. Karen
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@yugasini (12814)
• Anantapur, India
4 Nov 09
hi karen madam, why this discussion come to my mail but i think you have sent it i came to know the thing i know it is scam,some body get the money initially and loose it after words,i have not come across these discussion,such type of money earning discussions i have seen in mylot,have a nice day
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi Karen! You are absolutely right that these kind of offers could only be but scam and people should not get trapped in such offers. Our greed sometimes lead us to this kind of offers. It is better to take precautions rather than looking for remedies, when one gets entraped. Thanks for your useful inputs and advice. Have a great day! Deepak PS - I would have seen your response in the normal couse, but I was transported to it by your another discussion, which says that your name has been underlines in blue, however, I do not see any blue lines against your name, when I opened your response to my discussion. Are you still able to see those blue lines?
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• United States
5 Nov 09
Yugasini, I don't know how the discussion came to your mail, since I did not send it (?) But I think you would know a scam, yes? Karen
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I lurk at the tasks section an I have seen a lot of those "double-your-money" tasks. i have to admit I accepted 3 of them. Yes I know it was kinda fishy but the promise wa just too good to be true. the first time was donate $10 to make $20 and I accepted the task knowing that I would never ever fall for it again. luckily i got paid. the next were $5 for $10 and luckily I was paid immediately. I dont really know what the creator of the task is up to (and I dont know what I was thinking either) but hopefully that would be the last time I am accepting the task. I also heard there are some mylotters wo never received their payment so it makes me think why i received mine. i tried canging passwords and clearing the cache just so i can make sure they wont be sniffed. i am also thinking now of changing my paypal email address. Now, i dont really know if i will consider myself lucky that i got paid after all the transactions i made..but hopefully i wasnt scammed or will not be scammed in any way. i'll just try my best to stay away from this type of task from now on..I've promised that before but I will really try to live with it from now on..
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi dear! Thanks for your detailed reply and sharing your experience. It shows that you were lucky enough to get back your money with returns, however, you are getting cautious in investing more. I theink precaution is better than cure. We all are somewhat greedy in earning more money and we tend to get entrapped in such offers, one time or the other.
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
yes very true. and i know that if i ever get scammed, it's because i became too greedy. i know far too well how fishy and dangerous those type of tasks are but i still chose to proceed..i really dont know what i was thinking that time or if i was actually thinking lol..anyway, i still have my payment on my mylot account on pending but if i receive it this month, finally i will be fine..but knowing that the payment is on mylot already, i am rest-assured i am gonna receive it. :D
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
You appear to have become wiser with the your experience. All the best.
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4 Nov 09
yes i made payment trhough alertpay is the same thing such a paypal, i was asking about 35$ such a gift to someone for 5 day challenge after 5 days i have to send much more and about this i'm worried. is true.. i've receivet my money back in just 3 days, is still 2 day where may be i will make some money extra but still i'm worried to send much more. if is anybody who know about these please give us yours comments
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@Hatley (163767)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 09
adrian you have been had,do not give them more money,that is a scam,get out of it and do not give more money,you will not make 'money, but they will. honest people will pay you to do something,they will not ask you to pay them. it is a mean, vile scam. do not waste your money.
@Hatley (163767)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 09
oh my God adrian__uk I just went to snopes and found your scam it is indeed an ugly scam and you will lose your money, it is written up now just as you described, and the thirty five dollars will be lost,do not , they said themselves, do not send them money. delete any email from these people do not believe them at all. sorry you have already sent them money. be careful do not send any more.if you do not believe me go to snopes.com and see for yourself.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
Hi adrian! I think you took a big bling risk without thinking much about the consequences. Hately has said it all. Hope you will learn a lesson from your experience. Thanks for sharing your experience.
@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
5 Nov 09
You would think someone who works with MyLot would read these "task" before posting them here. I'm sure if they did it would not have been in their task section. These kind of scams start up just before every holiday and there are some who are willing to believe them. These scammers get a lot of money from people who do not know how to check out the offers. I used to do money trades and I lost thousands to one guy who immediately did a cash back at Paypal. He did this to over 15 people before Paypal caught on to his trick. The Internet is full of thieves just waiting to take your money anyway they can. We have all become skeptical of any offer whether it cost or not.
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
Hi Kow! Many thanks for sharing your own experience and doing analysis how people start scams and how others get entrapped in it. I agree that mylot people may not read all the dubious tasks, till they are informed about it. It is disheartening to not that you lost your hard earned money. Nice to meet you.
@Hatley (163767)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 09
hi dpk yes I read that alert too and was shocked that mylot had not tested these people for scams before,I was very lery of any task asking you to give them money.no I am not givning money to someone so I can make some money. that is really 'nuts.as mylot admins said if the task is too good to be true then it is not true,so do not walk, but run from this. It is a scam.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi Hatley! I too was surpised to see and read the alert. I was also wondering how some people dare to post such tasks and they hope that some members may fall into their trap, if they act greedy. These kind of people should be filtered and on our part, we should remain alert, while tackling these kind of offers. Many Thanks for your very valuable advice.
@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
Good that the admin send out alert to us so we are more aware of what is happening here. As in the real world, conman are everywhere and it only takes a weak person to fall prey to their tricks. I am quite weak in the sense I believe people easily but I am trying to be more careful when money is concern and I will not transfer my hard earned money in my paypal to undeserving people who are not only unknown to me but no reason for me to pay them.
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi Zandi! I know about you and I also feel the same way that 'smart conmen' are always there to rob us of our hard earned money, be it in real life or on-line business. It is advisable not to throw away our hard earned money for the sake of some unknown and unconfirmed profits. Thanks for sharing and joining us.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
4 Nov 09
I heard about these tasks last week because one of my friends did one and got paid which was very well but I would not feel comfortable doing such a task. Why would someone pay you to put money in your PayPal? Could they want your PayPal details? I don’t see any valid reason for anyone requesting you to put pay $5 and then receive $10 back the stipulation being that you use PayPal. Sound fishy to me... I think we should heed MyLot's warning...
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi Paula! I feel that you are thinking on the correct lines, if you are not comfortable or convinced about putting your money in such tasks, it is better to avoid the same. It is also not clear to me why would someone pay me more more than my investment, what is he going to earn from my money. Thanks for sharing your candid opinion and joining us.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
5 Nov 09
You're welcome deepak!
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
It is my pleasure too!
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• India
5 Nov 09
Hi dpk...is that deepak..? No, i never faced it and if i come accrose such thign i will never lend money to...earnig them is the most difficut part and i cant lend it so easly..and become a fool... Take Care
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi sonu! It is good that you did not face such situation nor do you wish to lend money to earn more and more. You appear saner. Thanks for sharing. dpk PS - It is Deepak, your guess is correct.
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• India
6 Nov 09
Aaahaa....So i was correct.... :) Hi deepak... Im very shy type of person...i get even more...when someone praises me..Ha HA just kidding... Have you every done things like this before...? Take Care
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Not me Deepak. I have not run across these tasks but I did get that alert. I don't think I would have participated even if I have though. It can be a shame for some because we trust this site and it's tasks. I would think it was a scam had I run across it.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
Hi Jen! I know about you and I can understand your statement that you will never participate in such dubious tasks. You are wise and would invest judiously, I suppose. Thanks for sharing.
@vandana7 (58811)
• India
5 Nov 09
Hi deepak, I read thru the entire discussion. I wish mysdianait would also come and offer her comments. :) But my stand on it, somebody has to experiment with it in small way, and thereafter let others know whether or not this is a scam. I am sure mylot admin cannot really do that. I dont do tasks other than those that I am sure about like Sharon's. So I am not gullible per se. But yes, I did invest $5 this morning. And all u folks out there, who ever is interested in knowing how this goes, keep checking this discussion. :)
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
Hi Vandana! You are a very mature and sane person. If you read other responses, you will come to know that there may be some dubious tasks, which offer you more earnings if you make some kind of donations etc. I think, you would invested your $5 wisely at some safe place.. Mylot has warned on their part, it is for the members to understand the scams. Many thanks for sharing. have a great day!
4 Nov 09
This scam is not just targeted here on MyLot. There has been an influx of such scams going on for a while now on different Social Sites. One way that this is being done is that the scammer is posing as a "friend" , actually someone you may know or be corresponding with. You will receive a message stating that "Your Friend" (Will give a name)has been robbed or has lost their wallet/purse or whatever, is stuck somewhere and wants you to assist them in getting back home promising to pay you back. They will have a PayPal account set up just for this. Just beware, as the person sending you the request may not be whom they seem to be. To Your Success, Charles
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 09
Hi HB! Your response tells about another kind of trap, which could rob people of their hard earned money. I think we should be very cautious, while coming across such mails/statements. Welcome to mylot family and thanks for sharing additional inputs.
@jellymonty (2358)
4 Nov 09
well I never got that alert... the rule online is NEVER give anybody any money no matter who they are or what they are... the only money you use is when you are shopping online and thats it.. never at any point give any money to any mylotter asking you...
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi jelly! It does not matter much, if you did not get the alert. My discussion is a kind of gist of that alert. Your advice sounds very practical. It would be better not to transfer any money to unknown souls through net. Also, it would be saner not to go for this kind of trap, where we are not sure about the outcome. Many Thanks for your very valuable advice. Deepak PS - How are you doing?
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
Yes, I have seen those tasks and they looked fishy to me. Why would the task creator asking for $5 and give back $10, right?! It doesn't make sense at all. If he is so 'generous', why not just offer $5 to everybody?? I have encountered a discussion from one Lotter about it. So, I responded that a donation is not a task. A donation means something that we give with sincere hearts and never expected anything in return. Anyway, I hope the admin will double their screening procedures before publishing any task, and to all fellow Lotters, be very careful not to disclose any personal information or log in your Paypal ID from other page. To be safe, change your passwords just in case.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi corry! Like you I am also not able to understand how $5, if invested or donated, could become $10. We all are logical people and without logic, we refrain from pluning into new ventures. The fellow might be after our details about our paypal ID. Thanks for your invaluable suggestions.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
4 Nov 09
Any task asking for money from us is not genuine in my opinion. How can we believe them? Better to avoid such tasks. I think mylot can also avoid such tasks.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi Buchi! It is better not to go for this kind of trap, where we are not sure about the outcome. Playing safer would be on our side. Thanks for sharing.
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
4 Nov 09
So far, as of this moment, I haven't experienced being scammed with tasks. First, I have no time to do such tasks as I am a lot busy with work and only doing posting when I am on mylot. I also haven't tried creating a task on here and I have no plan of doing it.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
5 Nov 09
Hi neildc! It means that you believe in playing 'safe' and would not venture into 'tasks'. You are right, if you are not comfortable solving tasks, it would be better to stick to discussions, it will also fetch you some earnings, albeit slowly. Thanks for joining and sharing.
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• India
4 Nov 09
Hi Deepak, I did see an alert when I logged in, but I was quite busy at that time and did not open it. However, now that I am here once again, I don’t see that alert any more. Well, even if I had seen it, I would not have transferred my money to anybody…I think mylot’s correct in saying that it’s a scam.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi Sudipta! I know about you and I can say with conviction that you won't throw away your hard earned money for the sake of some unknown and unconfirmed profits. I wonder, how you missed the 'Alert',it would have been there, when you would have first opened the mylot page in the morning. Does not matter, if you could not see it, my discussion is gist of that alert. Thanks for sharing and joining us.
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@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
4 Nov 09
Hi Dpk, I am not much active on Tasks, so I have not come across any such incident. It is unfortunate that members go to any extent to earn more money. I would be extra careful if any such things comes to my notice. Regards
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi Sweety! It appears wiser on your part that you do not get into such traps and invest money for earning profits, which are not secure. We should be very careful, while going for such offers. Thanks for sharing your views.
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
4 Nov 09
Hello dpk262006 this is checkmail and won't even do that stuff in my dreams, sending hard earned paypal money to some scammers.Am not that much crazy or greedy person.Well apart from that I have never ever used paypal to make any purchases at any sites, like an newbie in paypal transaction.Still building up a nice paypal balance for withdrawal.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
Hi! check! It sounds too good to be true and it is good that you are not greedy and you are not going to get into the trap. Keep it up. Patience and resilience pay in the long ron. Thanks for sharing and joining us.
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@kavis487 (260)
• India
4 Nov 09
I did not share any of my money but i was saw one task in mylot he askes 5$ after you sending 5$ he will pay 10$ via paypal,but users should think logically and avoid this scam tasks.No one pay 10$ for 5$.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
4 Nov 09
HI Kavis! It sounds unbelievable that anybody will pay you 10$ if you invest only 5$. However, some people may land into such kind of tempting offers/traps. Thanks for sharing and joining us.
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