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Posted By: Dennis Bevers In Response To: SurfMoney.com (Lucy)
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 2:11 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: SurfMoney.com (Lucy)
>> My Facebook message box was invaded by someone named Tony (I think it
>> was Tony Aviles). He wanted to "friend" me.
>> The message was(as much as I can remember):
>> Hi Lucy, My name is Tony "?". I see that you are with ***
>> Company. (he found me listed in a group I belong to) I hope that things
>> are going well. I thought maybe you'd like to take a look at something
>> else that can add to your income.
>> The he presented me with the website:
>> I watched the videos on the site and searched for some kind of
>> information.(Absolutely NO information, just a "call this
>> number" for more info) Now, I've lurked here off and on over the
>> years and think that I can smell scam, but I don't get it!
>> Can someone PLEASE explain how this site and biz-opp/scam works?
>> Thank you in advance for your time.
Tony invaded your space, sending you spam email without you asking for it, or expressly giving your permission. That spells spam witht capital "S".
If it came by way of spam, it's usually not worth your time it takes to delete it. If someone has to resort to harvesting emails addresses to send out their spam marketing, they probably don't have anything worth looking at.
If you have to give personal data to get the info on the bizopp, it may be he is harvesting your address to include on an "Opt-in" or safe list of addresses that he can sell to others.
I wouldn't give it the time of day.
I'll stack my 80-year-old bizopp up against the newest bizopp anyday.
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