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Created on August 17th, 2010

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Paula van Dun AKA Webmiep
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Aug 17th 2010 at 15:35 PM
Its my idea to post usefull links of sites/articles that warn for internet scams. Please ad your resources/links and bad experiences with programs.

I found ; you can follow them on twitter

Paula van Dun AKA Webmiep
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Aug 23rd 2010 at 2:50 AM
I found this site very useful too

Vitor K Sumiyoshi
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Aug 23rd 2010 at 7:31 AM
Great resources thanks!

Jon Olson - The T.E. Guy
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Aug 23rd 2010 at 11:13 AM
Here's the best way to know if something is a scam or not...

If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

If they say you don't need to do any work, it's shady.

If they promise you the world, it's going to crash and burn.

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Aug 23rd 2010 at 14:16 PM
My scamometer runs like this,

The likelihood of scam is directly proportional to the number of pictures of fast cars, pretty girls in bikinis, McMansions and yachts. The more pictures of these that you see, the more likely it is that the program is a scam

Lynn McCutcheon
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Aug 25th 2010 at 17:21 PM
Well you know we've been trying to get Jon in a bikini for a splash page for a while now, what's the scam-o-meter on Olson in a bikini? :D

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Aug 25th 2010 at 17:33 PM
Lol I don't think the scamometer would blip with Jon in a bikini - but there sure would be a lot of traffic.....

Liz Calamusa
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Aug 28th 2010 at 22:52 PM
Here is one for you

I got an email from a company that called itself Lava Leads and stated - 1.2 Billion double opt-in's - now as you all now I am the one that checks stuff like this out so that I can report back to you all.

SCAM ALERT - Everything looks very real. The site clicks through and there are lots of very real links and programs. But they actual email contacts are locked.

So I sent an email asking for a password and username, sent my paypal info, contact info, and let them know that my confirmation email had never arrived.

About 2 days later I received an email from the sites administrator saying he was sorry but I had been scammed. He said that he was in litigation because he had no association with Lava Leads and they have been sending people to their site after payment. People thought that they were buying Lava Leads and there is no such thing.

So when I saw your post I thought I would write it here :)

Just avoid them at all costs! There are good blasters available, but this is not them.

Bill Gelwick
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Sep 17th 2010 at 23:20 PM
@John, My sentiments precisely.

@MarkHodgetts, i've frequently been annoyed by the images of exotic cars, or stacks/piles of money, yachts and the like. These are the few sites I've left feedback for on sweeva, and I was not complimentary. I gave up though since it would take 3 lifetimes to comment on all of them.

@Lynn, I don't think anybody wants to see that, least of all John! I got a good laugh out of it though, so THANKS!

Jason Grass
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Feb 7th 2020 at 22:42 PM
At times I have a difficult time telling the good guys from the bad guys simply because they both use the same methods and tactics. I used to go to review sites and sites that listed scams until I realized that 95% of these sites have never personally tried the product and or service they are calling a scam. They skim the site read 3 or 4 negative comments from members and role with it. And these are the top ten ranking authority sites. The level of arrogance it would take to say another brand has never paid anyone anything and is a total rip off when you've never personally tried the service is mind blowing. My thoughts about it is if your a review sites that skims sites and bases your review on what a handful of members have commented then your the fraud. I just noticed that this post is ten years old, but I'm going to roll with it anyway. This is a message i feel strongly about and needs publicized.

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