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    Infomercial scam - internet millionaire promising hundreds of thousands
    Working late, updating some content, an infomercial kicked in on TV. Something along these lines...

    "You too can be an internet millionaire.. it's a blueprint for success, just follow the techniques, recession-proof profits from your home...

    Since SO much money is being spent online, all you have to do is build a website, and send traffic to big companies that are spending money on advertising. You will even get a duplicate of my website & I will pay the hosting (wow, what a deal!) Invest in yourself and your future... "

    The catch? All you have to do is get your own website traffic..

    I wonder how many victims he will con...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teezone View Post

    I wonder how many victims he will con...
    A heck of a lot of people.

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    Yeah, I guess they can promise anything once the traffic is there.
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    When something looks too good to be true, then, it probably is.

    Cheers!

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    but wait, he has a Lamborghini.....and a tan..... it must be for real

    did you happen to catch the phone number?

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    Hey, "I" have a tan...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Hey, "I" have a tan...


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    of course you do, we all know YOU are for real!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Hey, "I" have a tan...


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    You got a plane, too -- don't need no STEENKing Laborghini
    Generate more fake news.

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    They will probably get a lot if victims. Bad economy and desperation will increase their haul.

    We see this a lot in affiliate applications. Suddenly we'll start getting apps, from all over, for sites that are almost identical. They're either part of a large scam operation or people who attended someone's seminar or training and trying to put the useless information to work.

    For the past few weeks I'm seeing apps that are WP blogs with only 1 post (using the default template). The posts are nearly identical with only the site name changed. One can't help but wonder if these new affiliates are victims or something else.
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    Yes, these questionable offers work. The one that almost pulled in a few friends of mine that normally would not think of earning an income online is the "Work From Home" blog that advertises that "Kellly from [isp city closest to you] makes $50 an hour . . ." And at the bottom, way way down they disclose that the account is fictional.
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    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    haha I never noticed the disclosure saying the accounts fictional, next time I see one I'm a look for it in the fine print actually I may just TiVo one.

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    I had been cheated

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