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Posted By: BonnieLee <SuccessMoneyA1@aol.com> In Response To: Balance transfer scam home based internet business scams (Brian Andrews)
Friday, 25 March 2005, at 3:45 a.m.
In Response To: Balance transfer scam home based internet business scams (Brian Andrews)
>Yea, I have been contacted by a few individuals with this senario, fortunately I have a debit card and was stopped because I didn't have enough money in the bank, or I would have fallen for that scam. Because, if you put the money on your card, your gona have to pay it back, no matter if you make money or not.
Take Care, Bonnie Lee
I have been personally scammed too many times than I would care to admit.
> This message is to warn my fellow internet business folk that
> you should be very wary of any companies that want to offer you
> internet business mentoring/website building hosting/ turn key business
> opportunities/ ebooks/ ebay tricks /ebay exposed and all similar
> There are so many fraudsters and scammers out to take your
> hard earned money.
> One tactic that is being effectively used by scam artists is to get you
> to do a balance tranfer using your credit card. They will have you
> believing that by using a balance transfer is like getting free money to
> your business. They will say with our system/mentoring/program whatever
> it is, you will be able to pay off the balance with the earnings of your
> new internet business and have a profit to show for it after the first
> 90 days. WOW !!! ISN'T THAT GREAT !! You will be making money from
> somebody elses money. They will have you believing that a balance tranfer
> is akin to leverage. You are using OPM (Other Peoples Money) to make you
> If you get a sales call where someone says to you they are looking for a
> few key people for a new program but first we have to see if you qualify.
> Some of the questions will be like - Are you looking for a part time
> business? Do you have internet experience? ect.... Mainly what they want
> to find out is are you
> the type of person that wants to get something for nothing and do you have
> a credit card with a large credit limit. They are setting you up.
> Statements like , it takes money to make money, we are looking for
> decision makers , people who can be taught and are willing to learn ,
> These statement are meant to make you feel like you are going to taught by
> real professionals, real mentors that will show you exactly how its done.
> Well , if that is true , then the question you must ask to the salesman
> so tell me how much is your personal website making?? If this program is
> SOOOOOOOO good then why don't you have your own website that can be making
> the kind of money you tell me I am going to make by buying your
> mentoring/training/website business program??
> The answer is simple------- IT IS ALL A BIG LIE!!!
> Before you buy anything --- ALWAYS check things out as much as you can.
> The internet is great for searching out info on many companies.
> Google.com is great to use. I have found that searching the website of
> a so called great business opportunity being pitched will reveal much.
> Like, is there a real physical address for the company. Is there a phone
> other than an 800 number? Is there a person in the contact information of
> the company? When doing a search has the name of the company come up with
> any complaints or spam alerts ?
> You should also search for any links to other companies that have been
> associated with the company you are being pitched. I know this sounds like
> saying you are guilty until proven innocent , but, scammers are often
> connected to other scammers. How and why? They sell names to each other.
> They will sell your name so that you can be pitched another scam. I know
> because this happened to me.
> Good places to search - www.ripoffreport.com . Great site , free to search
> and post your own complaints.
> www.worldwidescam.com - lots of bogus MLM scam exposed
> utahscams.50megs.com- another list of many scams
> http://welcometothefair.com/bamboozles/--- reviews of many business
> Take care and don't let anyone rip you off again.
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