So aggravating!

@dfollin (12434)
United States
October 13, 2012 12:59pm CST
Yesterday,I found a make money at home offer that was only $12.Well I only had $23 to last us till next month,but i figured what the hay,if I earn money from it then I'll be better off.Then I get it and it say's that I had to pay $7 more for this other thing.Then I started thinking,how many more times is this going to happen before I can start making money.So,I put in for a refund and get an email back that it's going to take up to 14 business days.So,I am broke!But,that is so irritating to get offers like that. And the other annoying one's are they send you a short email with the title being that you have money coming and you click the link and it goes into a long repetative sales ad telling you over and over their sob story.Sorry I have my own sob story!Then you get to the bottom and it tells you that it ONLY cost hundreds of dollars!And I say I'm lucky if I have 100 cents! Do you get these?
1 person likes this
11 responses
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
14 Oct 12
Hi, dfollin, I'm sorry about this nasty situation. I have the rule to never invest money for an online job. But years ago I fell in for a scam when I gave money for a possible job - it was the pre-internet era :)). So it was the same situation - they ask you to give them money and they promise to give you the job. Of course everything went wrong. I lost my money but at least I got a good lesson from this experience. So you better delete all the spam you get without opening the messages. I hope that everything will get better for you. Good luck!
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
15 Oct 12
i fannitia,thanks and I am sorry that happened to you.But,I have had regular jobs give me boggus pay check that ended up costing me a lot and another that skipped and did not pay me after 2 days work that almost got me into other legal trouble.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
14 Oct 12
My rule of thumb is - if a work at home offer asks for money, they are a scam. Legitimate work offers do not make you pay for the priviledge of working for them. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
Hi Lacieice,thanks for your thoughts.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
Wow, I can relate here. I have been in that situation years ago. That's why I need to check on the details before signing in to a business thing like that. Money is hard to earn nowadays and I need to think for so many times before going ahead specially if money is involve. Hope everything will be fine. Thanks
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
I have found most of the time they don't tell you the other details,there's no way to find out till after you sign up.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
14 Oct 12
I have never tried investing money online. My only investment here is my time and internet connection. I do not want to be shelving out real money to certain sites.
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
I try not to but I need to find a way to make more money.
• Greece
14 Oct 12
Never send money to anyone offering to help you earn more, it will always be some kind of a scam. They are not out to give, just to get. Enjoy Mylot, what you see is what you get on this site.
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
That is true,myLot is not a scam.But,I need to earn more money.
• United States
14 Oct 12
If they ask for money up front then they are scams for the most part. My aunt sells Avon and she was asked to send in 10.00 for their start-up fee. Avon has been around for many years and it is legit. Just spend time on here to make money because this site is legit and they do pay. If you make crafts I would try selling them as well. Just be careful when you sign up for things because some of them are scams.
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
I have even found actual regular jobs offline that have been scams.Paid no money up front.But,I was written a bogus check and my credit union cashed it,then accused me of passing fraudulant checks.I worked at an office and after working three days I went in and they were gone,furniture and all. I sold Avon and so did my mom for 11 years.
@GardenGerty (96643)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Oct 12
Of course I do, all of the time. I have fallen for a few. I need discussions like this to remind me of what I do not want to do. I do not take the time to even look at many of them
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
I don't waste too much time looking at them either,but it's just a pain having to sort through my box.
• United States
13 Oct 12
I hear ya. We are pretty much in the same boat. Doing so much research and keep seeing all this stuff that popping up. It's like good grief. So, tempted at times to sign up and see if its for real, but really don't want to get into an even bigger hole. At least you are going to get your refund, even if its going to take a little longer than you'd prefer. Just keep looking, that's all I can really say, and stay positive something will turn up. Hey, get your camera out and start snapping pictures of nature and stuff, there are sites that are buying photos. Just an idea. I've seen a few that look okay, yet, something about them, I'm unwilling to do, but hey, others might be. Too many that I don't even remember the names of them. One said they pay $10 for you to review different websites, but you had to have a microphone to record your voice for the questions or use the phone. No thanks. And there are many different ones out there, it makes me mad, that they just don't SHOW us what has to be done and see it in action, then show the immediate results; then tell us the cost. Instead of saying oh, it's easy, no computer knowledge needed and it costs $$???. GEEZ! It's so ridiculous, you can't tell the scams from the real ones. Well, good luck, I hope you can find something to help you out. (same for me) But don't forget about the smaller things that you are doing to make a little bit of extra, they add up, just not as quickly as we'd like.
1 person likes this
@dfollin (12434)
• United States
14 Oct 12
I tried that before I got a digital camera and took pictures and then I found two sites.One wanted me shots to be high quality,which the camera I had got did not have a powerful zoom and other things for those kind of shots.The other site I needed to download the picture on their site and it could not appear anywhere else,they would own the picture after that and I would get paid only for times it was viewed,but it had to be viewed at least 35 times I think.But,I am still interested in doing that,if you see something would you please message it me. Thanks.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
13 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing this discussion. Well i can understand what u must be going through and i am sure everyone at your place would have reacted the same. These days many fake offers of earning fast money comes and most of them ask for initial registration fees and then they take some more days to accept your registration which is annoying. These offers should not be attempted at all. What say?
1 person likes this
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
That's the reason why I opted to just join sites that needs no membership fee just to be able to earn a few dollars. I mean, working online can make you earn something big if you have the skills like those of back office jobs, article writing, SEO and the like. But if you would just want to earn just a few extras I'd rather not spend a cent just to be able to join.
• Bangladesh
15 Oct 12
Fake people opened shop to sell scams using internet. But I feel to shoot them if I could have got them in real. Internet is a blessing for us. So none has the right to impurify this blessing.