A Marketers Minefield - Why The Fraudsters Are Targeting You.Written by Emily Robinson
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contacts in financial world that everyone wants to know. There are a multitude of ways they will drag you in, all involve substantial financial reward for you... don't be tempted. Check them out, see who they are, at very least run a background check on them... do they come from where they say they come from? Follow up on those stories they told you, and put together inconguencies for yourself. Keep an open mind. And most of all be prepared for their answers. They have answers, for everything. They'll tell you that you are too suspicious, 'do you know how lucky you are to be a part of this? It's only open to a select few'. If you start to bang drum too loudly, they'll kick you out of their set-up...You're too much trouble. Being alert and listening to your instincts, those nagging doubts, can save you immeasurable heartache down road. The reality is that these people will create a whirlwind, gather money and disappear. They leave you to face FBI, civil suits, angry investors who have lost their entire savings. You even got your parents to invest their 401k, and they lost it all... and you, well not only do you suffer financial devastation of being looped by con, your reputation is mud and network you have cultivated over many years no longer trusts you. You end up in marketers graveyard. Be alert, check them out and follow up... then confront them with your findings. Most of all, listen and really "hear" answer. You are investing in yourself, and your future... don't see what you want to see - see it as it is. ©2002 The Virtual School of Investigators. All Rights Reserved. www.thevsi.com
Emily Robinson is a co-founder of The Virtual School Of Investigators - educating investigative professionals, marketers and consumers in the growing issues of fraud. Join their LIVE tele-class training "Extreme Profits?? How To Keep Your Investments Safe From Fraud" by visiting www.thevsi.com
New Viral Tactic: 'Cause Marketing'Written by Joe Bingham
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and email again for separate list, but instead you will just have two already checked boxes. The first box pertains to petition, and next to subscription to your ezine. The logic being that who, after reading about how you are taking on big business, censorship, and all other manner of evil, will not want to subscribe to your ezine? Doesn't that sound like an incredible idea? Aren't you glad I am able to illustrate these new concepts for you? Of course, there is an outside chance that if you undertake this kind of 'Cause Marketing' that a cynical ezine writer will take hold of your concept and devote an entire article to making fun of you. Of course, nothing is more important than gleaning names and email addresses for your business, right? Who cares that some may view asking for people to subscribe to a marketing ezine from a Non-Profit.org site as tacky? Who cares that only 'massive media' campaign you will be running will be to get people to your petition site so they can subscribe to your marketing ezine so you can in turn get more hits to your web site. I mean, hey, you're fighting against people that are using illicit means of gaining traffic to their web site. You are good guy!
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