Scams that I have fallen for

@kshambl (108)
United States
December 18, 2006 7:00pm CST
I recently posted a discussion about online scams and sharing information when you see a posting about a scam. Well I decided to list the scams that I have either fallen for or almost got taken in by below: Online Ad Processors/Home Typist Google Cash program Online Dollar Store Apple Patch Diet Email to work as a Transfer Manager (did not fall for this one) Email regarding a rich guy who died in another country and needs a heir (did not fall for this one, just got the email:-)) Does anyone know of something online that is not worth the money or that is a scam?
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34 responses
@ksblrnet (75)
• India
19 Dec 06
almost all the web site giving information about Data Entry Work, Work at Home are scam only. Once they collect the money they will never reply you.
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@mkup30 (494)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I sell shirts online and had a Nigerian try to scam me by odering 100 shirts and wanting to send me a check for them. When I looked up his email online i saw people saying that he orders something, sends a check with way too much money then tells u oops i sent you too much by accident can u please wire me the difference...then weeks later u find the check is false and they withdraw the money from your bank account so all watch out for that - luckily i didnt fall for this.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Vista print business cards I took a look at my checking account and they deducted 17.00 from my account every month
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@sherie (66)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Wow, really? I have done alot of business with VistaPrint, they do all of my business cards and I've always had great service from them. Maybe it was just an error?
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
I was scammed by the data entry typists program. I have learned over the years, that if it looks to good to be true, than it probably is. I have had good luck with a couple of companies that have paid me to post. You have to do a lot of postings, but I have gotten paid for it.
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@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Could you let me know what the companies names were so that I could try the ones that paid. I'd appreciate the info. thanks.
@itsjustmeb (1213)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Far as I am concerned, ANY thing on the internet which either asks you for your personal information upfront, or any type of investment upfront is a scam. Period.
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@sootix (92)
• India
19 Dec 06
there was this one time when a guy had conned me and a friend of mine with some online laptop deals.. the site he'd used was 'mobileyardsale.com' (later taken down by the police and now being used by another concern).. he got us to transfer funds to his account and didn't deliver the goods, so my friend and i got into the detective spirit and travelled 1700km to nab the guy (and we did!!).. he'd conned quite a few, but he'd cooling off his heels in some jail now..
@puppers (185)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Thank You for your Post I have fell for many Do you know of any that are good? If so I would be interested!!! Thanks
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• United States
19 Dec 06
I don't like to try to sell stuff on Ebay anymore due to the fake spammers. As for the work at home programs.. I never give any money. I have been in the post scammed by the stuff envelopes at home send us $5.00 blah .... learned lesson never again. I have found some sites like work at home moms who have message boards full of info.. Which sites pay which don't... etc etc etc you should check them out
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@ephi4real (565)
• Nigeria
19 Dec 06
Most website thast claim to pay you up to $1 or more to read a sigle email are scams. Steer clear of them.
@tulwave (174)
• United States
19 Dec 06
There have been so many over the years. I have been working online for over 5 years and I have seen them all. Luckily, now I have been able to avoid the scams and don't really know the new names that are out there. I have been doing the program that is listed as my website on my MyLot profile and have been paid for 14months in a row. It is not the get rich quick type program and makes no outragious claims. It just makes sense. The programs that sound too good to be are the ones to watch for and many that charge monthly memberships are not intended to be scams but most people lose their money because it is so hard to recruit new people and keep them. Most people that join will fail and that will cause a matrix or downline program to eat itself from the bottom up. I make allot of money online now so I have the extra funds to try some of these programs if I feel the timing is right, but I do them myself and won't get others involved in them. I am always happy to help those that join me in my site and I make them all successfull. If you are in a program where your sponsor isn't helping you succeed, whether it is a scam or not you will most likely fail. If you fail, you will probably consider it a scam.
@LoYaL132 (335)
• Netherlands
19 Dec 06
I didn't got scammed in any pay programs. Just in games I played.. But the staff was there for me to solv problems. It is the best way also (like I do) to delete all emails witch go over send me money I pass u this or emails why they ask u to send money and u get double back or so. Mails like these are ALWAYS scams.
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@noob123 (129)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
you have fallen for scams? are you incomptant or what?
@Chiriac (287)
• Romania
19 Dec 06
There`s a lot of scams on this virtual world.:)
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
24 Jun 07
i have fallen for all of those, it really stinks to. it is so hard to know which ones are real and which ones are scams.
@sherie (66)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Surfjunky is a scam, but I thought it would be.
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
20 Dec 06
Almost everything up to now that I have seen is a scam. The only sincere till now is mylot. I was payed for the 3rd time.
• United States
20 Dec 06
I dont know if anyone has ever heard of "disciples cross", but it was a huge scam, you send them money and then they send you this kit so you can make these "easy to assemble" cross necklaces, then simply send them back for payment. well you get the kit but they are impossible to make to there standards and you end up losing so much money from buying the kit and then having to send the crosses back and forth and they continually find something wrong with them,i fell for this scam,i hope no one else does
• United States
20 Dec 06
I got an email and mail that I won 24 billion dollers and all I had to do was fly to a place in Africa that I dont even know if it existied.
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
20 Dec 06
Heres a scam someone tryed to get me on. 3 weeks ago I had a motorcycle listed on the Ontario Canada classified website. I got a reply from a guy in Chicago stating he wanted the bike very badly. We came to terms and made the agreement for $1000 canadian in form of cashiers check. Well it took 3 weeks but the check finally arrived. It was a business check from some big firm down there in the states. It came in a priority post evenlope after being lost somewhere for weeks. I opened it up there was only the check for $3535.18. I was suppose to take my $1000 out and send the reat to his shipping company. I took it to my bank teller she said she couldnt tell me if it was fake or not either so I should just deposited it and wait for the hold. Well this morning the check clear so I went over to get $200 buks out of the bank machine. It worked so I thought all was good. So we went shopping this morning got everything we wanted headed to the cash to check out and wouldnt you know it all the sudden non suffienct funds. Went to the bank and found out the check was counterfit. Now heres the kicker because they didnt catch it in time which was 3weeks now I have to pay back the 200 I took out today on top of that they bank charged me extra on top of it in american funds. I couldnt believe I got screwed this close to Christmas but oh well still got my bike but now owe about 400-500 because of this scam. Do not take checks unless they are cashiers checks or money orders I learned the hard way.
@fieldy (24)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I once did something really stupid, which cost me $1,800... In my email I received a fake "paypal account verification" link. I typed in my account and debit card info into the page. The next day I tried to buy something and my debit card was rejected. I went to the bank and they showed me a printout of all the ATM withdrawals being taken out by someone in Romania. Yeah... the lesson here is: when logging into a payment processor, make sure the address bar isnt something like http://1232.123.23 =]
@artguy (1476)
• United States
20 Dec 06
HYIPs (High Yeild Investment Programs) are scams and ponzi schemes. I have been taken by some of these and I have also made money from them. However I think I may have lost more than I made. You can make money from these programs, but you have get in at the right time and out quickly.