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Don't taste every piece of rotten fruit you see
Posted By: Bill, the Roadie In Response To: Re: "Easy Google income" - is this a scam? (Mark)
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 7:50 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: "Easy Google income" - is this a scam? (Mark)
>> I think the only way you can know if it is a scam for sure is if you
>> actually try it out!
Um, no. Many red flags are present, including the fact that it was probably a spam, with a forged Google address as the "from" address. And it's advertising a "business" concept that's been flooding the spam sewer for some months.
One can avoid eating rotten fruit by looking and smelling it from a distance. Scams can be avoided the same way by folks who aren't carrying the gullibility gene.
>> How come everyone always looks at the negative aspect
>> of everything before they try it out?
When every bogus but related business opportunity that's been looked at closely starts to smell like the others, it's a very good approximation to lump them all as scams.
The hurdle is higher for the very few legitimate ones out there, and it's up to the operators to provide truthful, trustworthy testimonials of successful members. Since the scams try to cloak themselves in the same sheep's clothing, it's very hard to tell the difference. Even members who offer their phone numbers for personal calls can be shills.
The con artists have poisoned the well, and scam-AVOIDANCE sites like this one will generally have a lot more skeptical culture than the "work from home" opportunity-seeking kind of sites. When the first 99 operations one tries turn out to be scams, it takes a hopelessly hopeful sort of personality to keep trying, believing in their heart that the can't ALL be scams. It's precisely this personality flaw that con artists exploit, since it's certainly possible, if not probable, that they ARE INDEED all scams.
If you try out every opp that comes to your attention, then tell us what's working for you, and isn't a scam. If you try out every opp, and they have ALL been scams so far, what makes you keep trying them? Can't you discern a trend when you're living it?
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