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FIB - Scams 101
A little more about scam detection
Posted By: Mel. White In Response To: Re: The problem with fools is that they don't realize admins can see your IP addy (Jim G)
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 10:06 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: The problem with fools is that they don't realize admins can see your IP addy (Jim G)
>> Way to go, Mel. By the way, how does one learn that someone is being
>> so underhanded in their posting?
The others pretty much covered it, but there's actually another tactic that we use -- "evidence-based reasoning."
In this case, I googled around and saw a lot of complaints and a lot of outraged screams and NO bank of messages from people coming out to say that they had tried it and were satisfied with it. So when we get a message saying "I have been in it for a few months and am making lots of money", that raises a red flag because it's running contrary to what everyone else said.
Also, making a lot of money each week with a product after 2 -4 months either means they're the one in 5 million "natural salesman" (in which case, their messsage here would be more persuaseive) or they're lying through your teeth.
Odds are good that they're lying.
With the "they're suing me" message, I started googling for lawsuit mentions and found there were none. I didn't think to check IPs until the second one showed up.
So, if the statements run contrary to what everyone is writing about the program, you can pretty much be 100% on the mark if you guess "shill" or "sock puppet."
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