Have you heard of the NET SCAM?
September 14, 2008 12:31pm CST
Just read a post about scam ptcs sites here and seen many disgruntled members who had their hard earned money ripped of by these fly by night scam ptcs sites. I would like to open more can of worms to give awareness to members here. Be cautious of freebies that swamp your email box. They could actually be clever schemes, fraud and swindlers trying to lure the sucker in you - and before you know it. you're a financial victim! Here are some pointers for the clueless. Free Vacations - sure, aren't we all in dire need of one which is why it's a con's favourite psychological game. So called free vacations offered by email are usually rife with hidden fees or laden with all sorts of restrictions. Never make money upfront even when they say you're already a surefire winner. Make tons of money at home - yes, we've all heard that one before! Especially the ones about stuffing envelopes and typing letters. What you don't hear is that you may end up paying for the supplies of envelopes, paper,jewellery or whatever you're supposed to be making money doing. At the end of the day, it's more like losing tons of money from home. Credit card deals - the trick is you're usually asked to pay a fee before getting the card. What you need to remember is that charging in advance for a credit card is illegal. You've just won money - yeah this one is real catchy! You see the heading and click on. then you find out you're actually only in the running to win the money, not that you've won the money. There will ask you to fill out a form with your credit card details or purchase products, only then will you get your money - not in cash but points or coupons! Remember some of these scams can be very tempting, but make you look like such a fool because for each click you make, they get hits and its their techie-way of making money. So the next time you smell a scam, don't wait, trash the mail immediately!
• United States
14 Sep 08
I dont go for things like that. Most of the things that seem to good to be true undoubttely are. The only things like that I would believe are sites that I actually participate on sites that I know sometimes offer their members rewards like that. I like to go to sites that I know are liegitmate and not mess with other ones.