The everday scammers.

@valkerion (1831)
United Kingdom
May 27, 2010 2:00pm CST
Have you been a victim of a scam? Well, me neither! Have you been cheated? Yep, me too! I had some funds available for tasks here at myLot and I posted a sign up task some days ago. Everything was done smoothly, people signed up, I approved them. There was something strange though. About 4-7 people had 0 posts here in myLot. I assumed that they saw the task through google and then they signed up to myLot. A day afterward, I wasn't able to log in to the site which I had my sign up task. It was saying that I got my referral link viewed by 25 IPS but I had 30 sign ups. Yup, I got cheated. That people, the ones that had 0 myLot posts, were nothing but duplicate accounts at myLot of some myLotters. What's the most dump thing about them? Well, I got my account back at the site I had the sign up task for, they got banned from this site, and they have now a 0 posts myLot account with $0.10 in it. Well done guys! Now you need $9.90 to reach payout! PS: I had another sign up task, and there were still a couple of "these" guys. Unfortunately for them, I said at my task that only people with 100 posts here are eligible for my task
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14 responses
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
27 May 10
WTF is the world coming too? Everyone is learning how to scam these days? That has not happened to me (and I woldn't post s sign-up task her Val cos they are not allowed) and I'm glad yu got your account back too. Did you report their usernames to myLot? This will be added to the other complaint that I posted about at the week-end. Things are not being kept under check enough here IMHO
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
27 May 10
Multiple accounts are not allowed here. They would (should) delete them. That is why they should be reported. There are often sign-up tasks but they then get removed once admins get to them. It's in the FAQs that they are not allowed
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
27 May 10
Yea I just realized that multiple accounts are not allowed over here. I guess I am too tired. Guess they are at FAQ! Did I just piss you off? lol
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
27 May 10
No! I can 'feel' that you are pissed off - and as someone said up there, you should be partying not moping today!
• United States
27 May 10
I used to do tasks, but I never did the sign-up tasks. I also did not have at least 100 next to my name (it is not a post count, by the way), but I wasn't scamming or cheating anyone, and I did not have multiple accounts on here. I just was not entirely sure that the whole "social networking" thing was for me, but I was still able to earn a decent amount by doing the tasks. Not everybody with a low number is a scammer or cheat just as those with a high number are not necessarily stellar members of the community.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
27 May 10
For sure. But there was not a simpler way for me to filter them. Sure I could demand their confirmation mail, but many people do not want to do such tasks because they are afraid that their personal information will be given to someone untrustworthy. I know it's not the number of posts. It's the number of discussions started + first comment on a thread + first comment one someone's response but I was too bored to say all that so I just used the word "posts"! I find you kind of attacking! What's wrong? Period? (love you )
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• United States
27 May 10
LOL! Well now that you said that you love me all is well with the world! Although I do have ice cream cake dripping all over my lap, because someone didn't show up to a party ...
• United States
27 May 10
*reads response below where Val is flirting with another girl* Right about now!
@zralte (4186)
• India
27 May 10
I am shocked that someone would do that for $0.10? What the heck is wrong with people? I did your sign up task and please don't forget to let me know how it works out, when you get your 50 refs.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
27 May 10
Hello there zralte! Yeah I was socked too lol! About this, it's better to discuss it in private
@zralte (4186)
• India
27 May 10
Ooops....sorry, I was debating about that.Yikes...
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
27 May 10
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@Jacobus1919 (1683)
• Philippines
28 May 10
Yup, I have encountered numerous scam artists online. I my self was a victim of one, which I lost 40 dollars. I sold him an online item, He seemed legit, but after a day, the paypal funds were reverted and I could not do anything about it since, It was an online good and I can not provide any shipping proofs. So, I decided to let it go, and smart up to prevent such scams from happening to me again. Why do people scam?
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
Hah! Now it's an art? LoL I am so sorry you lost these $40 dollars. YOu sure there was nothing you could do? Not even contact PayPal? I know that they are very supportive when you encounter a scammer. Why do people scam? Because they have no brains to do it the legit way
• Philippines
29 May 10
I tried contacted by paypal all they said was the original owner filed a reversal. I also talked online with the owner of the paypal.. Sadly, she said "she needed the money and she did not order anything of that nature." Paypal told me if I could send a copy of the shipping documents then they could revert it back and I would win. But, I did not have anything of that nature because it was online currency. Plus, I discovered that the paypal the dude was using was a hacked paypal. And I.P addresses did not matched with the original IP of the owner. It was investigated for 2 weeks by paypal they sent me an email stating such.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
29 May 10
Hmmm. I am wondering why this happened. I think by the time they saw that he was an account hacker they could just refund you with their own (paypal's) money.
@vandana7 (65093)
• India
28 May 10
I do tasks, but not the signup ones. :) No - I never scammed anybody, but I have been scammed several times. There is this category - some of us are born to be scammers, while othes are born to be scammed. If not in this way, they will find another way. You belong to my party bro!
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
Ehm. I didn't say I scammed anyone either I am not sure if we are born to be scammed or born to be scammers. I just believe that scammers, think they are so much more intelligent than their victims, which is sad if you consider the fact that they actually are not! lol
@vandana7 (65093)
• India
28 May 10
If they were, they wouldnt have to scam. They are lazy as well. It is genetic, you know. :-)
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
lol! "Hey what's your DNA say?" "well, I am a scammer" D:
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 May 10
Nice going, hope they kick themselves for beign freaking idiots. Wonder how they feel now. TATA.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
If they do kick theirselves, I hope they will upload a video at youtube with them kicking themselves!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 May 10
Now that would be fun to watch. TATA.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
27 May 10
That is interesting, thank you for sharing. Some people mess it up for the rest of us. I can't believe Mylot would not help with this, but then again it does not surprise me.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
Well, I hope there was a filtering method. The point is that I rejected them, bit myLot still charged me a fee
• United States
28 May 10
this is good to know, so I would not give them a chance on that. Sounds so wrong and they should have wave the fee.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
28 May 10
As I was reading your discussion I was thinking why someone would create a duplicate account(and how)since there is still so much money left to earn to reach payout! I am so sorry that this happened to you.Not all of us myLotters are like this though! It is so sad that in EVERYTHING wqe try to do there is always something right there ready to take it from us or cheat us in one way or another. Well,atleast you did get more specific with the new tasks you posted.Good luck in the future.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
Yeah I know! It's so stupid! They gotta earn now $9.90 to reach payout, and that's only if they don't get banned for duplicate accounts! I really do not understand either why everyone tries to scam. I don't think it's the easy way.. It's hard to deceive that well..
• Australia
28 May 10
yah it is very hard to offord all the scammer but unluckly they perform there work up to the mark for themself i am afraid if they perform and put this talent of cheating in right way they would earn more than this...
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
Hmm. I am not sure. Their scamming ways are not that "elite" let's say. I think they would find things very difficult if they tried it the legit way!
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
28 May 10
Hello my friend!. Its good discussion, I now how it feel to be scam although I never lost a money just my valuable time. A month ago I got friend request from mylotters who had 0 post, I just postpone the friend request to see how active this person and guest what after a month its still 0 post, so I have to decline it.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
WoW! I guess he just wanted to spam mail you, saying he has a "make money fast" program!
• United States
28 May 10
Well if were speaking in more general terms i recently got scammed for my after prom. The lady had us wire her money for an apartment that we later learned never existed. I can't be that angry though because we got what we desearved by not doing a background check on her. Oh well i only lost $30. Cheers!
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
$30 is a respectful amount of money for me by the time I do not use the money I earn offline, online.
• Russian Federation
27 May 10
There is no way to buy a karma cleaner for them))) 100 posts might be the wise decision. gl
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
28 May 10
But there should be a way to make them clear that we are smarter than them. Oh wait! I just did
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 May 10
I am glad you caught them and didn't loose any money. I guess in today's world you just can't avoid chaters, you have to deal with them.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
27 May 10
Hello there savypay (i love the lama!) Well, I suppose it's just a reflection of the general society! Well, I am glad I caught them too, but I just hope I didn't have to do so at all..Why can't they keep it clean?
• Bangalore, India
28 May 10
oh, really i too had the problem two months age and i didnot think why and i lost 15$ in this site as i started thsk and i could not git my pay back and in the task i could not completed there and there are a lot of problem so i thought not to go in tha task side for ever...but if i want i may also go and it is great to see your discussions thanks for giving me this information and i think only admin has to take a correct choice..and i think now a days there is only less task avaiable in the task board ....and so it is reallly so hard to earn with...have fun..