A MyLot Warning

February 11, 2007 7:13am CST
Hi everyone,to prove a point and to warn other users off,i created a different myLot account,just to prove how easy it is to get scammed, i claimed that i made $250 every week on the internet and i only put in 5 minutes work,i then went on to explain that if people emailed me i would send them my ebook for $5.00, ofcourse this ebook does not exist,and if i got over 100 people i would reduce the price to $3.00. I added 5 friends too the account and i recieved 56 emails from people asking for details on my Ebook. be alert there are alot of scammers on mylot do not spend a single cent to people who promise to make you rich,they are getting rich taking money from innocent people like you and me who cannot afford to lose the money.if something looks too good to be true then it probably is. the cure for this is for MyLot to monitor the discussions,removing discussions from people trying to scam you out of money,yahoo answers do it right and myLot would be a far better site if they monitored the discussions better.
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51 responses
@abhiroop85 (2828)
• Scottsdale, Arizona
11 Feb 07
yes pal you are right,there are lot of cheater online,and we should not give our money that is so hard to earn over here to a unknown person.thank you for telling this to all.have a good day
2 people like this
11 Feb 07
lets hope others heed the warning and keep their money to themselves instead of losing it to the scammers
11 Feb 07
forgot to say the account i created was namnoc if you read it bakwards it spells conman
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
mylot dont cheat they pay out when they say they will,beware of people on mylot who promise you wealth overnight and charge you for the privilage
• India
11 Feb 07
Thanks for the Warnings. I'll make sure i dont fall for such traps..
2 people like this
11 Feb 07
you are very welcome, just dont hand money over for get rich quick schemes and you should be ok
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
yap there are a lot of people out there doig that kind of thing, you can spot them easily on their website the way they do it
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you so much!! I've noticed some things as well on here. Granted I do check some of the things out. The moment I read "enter credit card # here" or anything about payment... I exit out. We should not have to pay them. That's my first warning of a scam. Thank you so much for your post. We all need to realize that there are a lot of scammers out there. I make about 20 dollars a month, and I don't spend a whole lot of time on here. But that's extra pocket cash, just for writing down my opinions when I'm bored and can't sleep. So I'm okay with it! I wish I could make more money, but it isn't always that easy. Thanks so much
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow that is wonderful! I am very happy for you that you make that extra money. Sometimes I do mystery shops to make extra money and that is nice. I love forums and discussion boards so when I saw about this opportunity I signed up because I thought it wouldn't hurt to make money about giving my opinions ;). Pablo
• Canada
11 Feb 07
Why should you have to warn people about scammers here? You imply that people are stupid. I would never send anyone money from a website like this, I'm not stupid like that. I don't sign up for programs that require an upfront payment either. If you're stupid enough to fall for something like that, then you'll never pay attention to the warnings. It's as simple as that.
2 people like this
11 Feb 07
i donot call anyone stupid i started a discussion a week ago talking about scammers using my lot and olot of the people who answered didn't believe me
@hotsauz8 (97)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Great information man. Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely keep that in mind.
2 people like this
12 Feb 07
you are very welcome better safe than sorry
11 Feb 07
I hate the messages about making money. I never read them and therefore don't reply. I wonder whether the way to make the point known is to give them a negative rating and then they might thing about what they are saying.
2 people like this
12 Feb 07
There are some honest people here especialy the ones who offer their services for free,but some of them can be trying to gain confidence before asking for money ,its just a matter of knowing the tricks
@cuhkiz (568)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I freakinly agree on you friend :) Its just the same as spam mails sent every other week. Ive received one and its really seems a great offer but good thing i don't have dollars and I used my brain to not be gone catchy to it. sometimes i don't dig why people have to do scamming just to make money. Do they really became rich that way, sad to say, they feed their own family from stolen money of innocent people. How come they can take that anyway? maybe its because they have the evil side of brain :) To mylot users, watch out or be scammed, i told you, scammers are too much rampant this internet days.
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
12 Feb 07
Yes i saw similar things and I reported it, mylot admin can't monitor all discussions and they rely on us to report abuse, as for people falling for scams; they should have some common sense when seeing things like that, easy money doesn't exist.. sites that promise 'residual income' , etc are mostly scams, mylot does pay but it's free to join and it takes time and effort and the money isn't much after all, but this is the way with all legitimate and honest things online or offline..
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@livewyre (2455)
11 Feb 07
Interesting ruse jimmy I too am getting the feeling that although there are some genuinely sweet folk on Mylot, there are also some great liars who lie about their internet income, and also some genuinely distasteful people who post shocking material just to get response. I am seriously thinking about jacking in Mylot once my first payment has come in, it's doing my head in...couple more weeks and I am out of this madhouse. I didn't post for a full 24 hours the other day, didn't even touch my PC and I felt so much better for it....
11 Feb 07
i dont see why you should quit mylot,just ignore the people who ask for your money there are more good people here than bad ,just trying to make a few bucks with their questions they dont want your money what they want is to earn an honest buck like you and i do
@livewyre (2455)
11 Feb 07
I found a thoroughly unlikable individual on here who posts very negative stuff, it's a shame I feel it personally, but just makes you think why even be associated with these idiots? (present 'company' excepted of course)
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@mahayla (192)
• United States
12 Feb 07
you should post positive things to make up for the negative ones also no-one thinks that everything on my lot reflects all it's users thats just silly..just ignore users who make you feel bad and look for upbeat ones! good luck to you! and have a very nice day!
• India
12 Feb 07
what is ebook? can u tell me a detail abt that? is it advantage for us?
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
an ebook is written and sent to your email account or a web address is sent to you after you have paid
@ryanwelsh (167)
12 Feb 07
You are very right people don't even care about other peoples feelings they just care about money. This has been proved many times as families break up over money rows and also people marry other people for their money. Lets make mylot a scam free place!
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
money should be earned honestly,not taken from people who need it
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
hi jimmy. you know, what i'm kinda new in this business, and i have learned a great deal about what you posted. just to be sure: mylot is not a scam right?? thanks. =)
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
mylot is a good site bethel they pay you when they say they will
@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 07
yeah u right my friend, since i join with mylot august last year, alot scam thread in here, but i think all mylot member is getting smart everyday, they always learn about bad and good things on intenet.
12 Feb 07
well said
@essilem (286)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Good experiment jimmythejock, just shows how gullible people can be when it comes to get-rich-schemes, have always been wary with the people on the internet you really don't know who you are talking to and what they are saying is true. I have not joined any money-making sites, mylot being the first one because this has been backed with my friends. And thanks for the warnings! You have a good heart taking time out to do this and show people that IT CAN HAPPEN, and also that you were not tempted to pulll it off..lol! Good job!
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
thankyou
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
Thats truly a nice job and seem that you did proved to all of us here as how easy was it to fall into those scams trapped. Thanks for your hard works and share it with us here and I hope those who may unawares of this will learns something from now on.
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
thankyou,i hope people can learn from it too,or i will have wasted my time
@aprilten (1966)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
this is a great experiment you did. and i agree with you that there are so many scammers around. not just here on mylot but, everywhere. this is due to the way things are right now. life is hard and a lot of people are desperately looking for ways to earn money anywhere. and it's sad that there are people taking advantage of this fact. let's all be careful of these things. if they ask for money then let's avoid it. why should we pay before getting paid.
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
very well said,keep your money unless you are buying something solid there are people here who sell legitimatly from their websites,not get rich quick scams
• India
12 Feb 07
Thank you wellwisher u have made a noble start.we are keep cheated but never open our mouth.try always to alert people.
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
someone has to try and stop the scammers lets hope mylot become a little more vigilant
@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
12 Feb 07
thanks, This site shouldn't be used to scam people, its a community or discuss place, so pretty much this site should be totally conversation not some, "hey buddy how about you give to $25 bucks and Ill give you a free ebay account" OF course you can sign up at ebay for free. So pretty much some people are trying to do mean things.
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
i agree with you,mylot should monitor the site and this wouldn't happen
1 person likes this
• United States
12 Feb 07
ya i agree people are crazy and will do anything for money..thanks for the advice
1 person likes this
12 Feb 07
i like money too but to steal it from people who can ill afford it is outragous
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Kudos to you, and if more people would head the old saying- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Thanks for this post and your information and I hope others will heed it. You have to really work at mylot to make earnings, its not hard but takes time and effort and I also enjoy it!