Future Con Artists on the Internet: Tricks they will use to take your advertising dollars

Written by George Kosch

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3. We need to haverepparttar program visit url's that we request after logged intorepparttar 127580 email account. Of course we will spoofrepparttar 127581 ip that our program uses so that when it checks email then visitsrepparttar 127582 site it looks legit inrepparttar 127583 url owner's (the person we are suckering) stats package.

4. Ifrepparttar 127584 person gives us a domain address we will take a quick visit and find a guestbook or other form onrepparttar 127585 site. Our program will then go to that url and enterrepparttar 127586 fake information like name and email address. If we find a newsletter subscription form we can have our program joinrepparttar 127587 list. How many fake emails to enter? Depends on how much they pay us. Remember, they are legit email addresses but there is never anybody home.

The system is now in place. The poor sucker pays us money and we type their url into our system for their web site and forms. Next day according to what we want they have enough traffic and emails to keep them happy with handing over cash.

Does this scare you? It should because it is happening right now.

How can you avoid this?

1. Watchrepparttar 127588 company you are dealing with. Do they sell email lists? If they do they are crooks!!! Stay away.

2. Get on their list for a long time. See whatrepparttar 127589 quality of their newsletter is like. Is it good information or just filler news.

3. Callrepparttar 127590 Better Business Bureau in their city. Just visit http://www.networksolutions.com and look this up using their domain url address. If they are not a member, get away from them at all costs. This is a hard fast rule!

4. Talk to them onrepparttar 127591 phone and ask questions aboutrepparttar 127592 source of their advertising that gets them so much traffic. How did they get so popular? You need to find this out and verify it.

5. Finally, how much does this cost? I saw a guy pay $149.95 per year to post daily to millions of people! Yeah right. We sell classified ads with over 200,000 impressions for just $99.95. More than that and you are being suckered.

George Kosch MSc., Webmaster for Worldprofit.com, is a renowned technology services consultant and educator. He has appeared as a speaker in several technology seminars and on Canadian television as an industry expert. For other helpful information on how to grow your business, go to http://www.worldprofit.com/autoresponse. Subscribe to Worldprofit's business-building newsletters at http://www.worldprofit.com/ezines

How to Spot a Scam a Mile Off

Written by Elena Fawkner

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3. Chain Letters - send $5 torepparttar next name onrepparttar 127579 list then crossrepparttar 127580 bottom name offrepparttar 127581 list, replace it with your own, then forwardrepparttar 127582 letter to 500 of your nearest and dearest. What to look for: A jail cell. This is a pyramid scheme and is illegal. The letter goes to great pains to say that it is not illegal.

4. Envelope Stuffing - think you're going to be paid for stuffing envelopes? Think again. You get a kit that you can turn around to recruit others to an envelope stuffing scam of your very own! Watch out for craft assembly work as well. You'll probably find all of your hard work is not up to their exacting "quality standards" and therefore you won't get paid for your work.

5. Health and Diet Scams - magic pills that eradicaterepparttar 127583 need to eat fewer calories than you expend in order to lose weight. They don't work.

6. Effortless Income - no such thing. Asrepparttar 127584 FTC says, if they worked, everyone would be doing it.

7. Free Goods - you're told you'll get a free computer. You have to pay a fee to join a club and then told you have to recruit other members. You get paid in computers. They're nothing but pyramid schemes.

8. Investment Opportunities - look for outrageously high rates of return with no risk.

9. Cable Descrambler Kits - they probably won't work and even if they do, you're stealing a service from a cable company and committing a crime.

10. Guaranteed Loans or Credit - pay a fee and you're given a list of lenders, all of whom turn you down. Credit cards never arrive.

11. Credit Repair - no matter how bad your credit, pay these people and they'll fix it. They generally just advise you how to lie on future credit applications - how to commit fraud in other words.

12. Vacation Prize Promotions - your accommodations will be so bad you'll want to pay for an upgrade. You'll probably have to pay to schedule a vacation atrepparttar 127585 time you want as well.

=> Pyramid Schemes

Make money by recruiting members intorepparttar 127586 program without giving anything of equal value in exchange for membership fees. Contrast MLM (multi-level marketing schemes). These are not pyramid schemes because they involverepparttar 127587 sale of products and services in return for membership.

=> Medical Billing

Prepackaged businesses requiring an investment of $2,000 to $8,000. Few people who purchase one of these "businesses" are able to find clients, start a business and generate revenues. Competition in this area is fierce and concentrated around a few big, well-entrenched firms.

=> Your In Box

Finally, go to your in-box now. You'll find no end of scams sitting right there. Here's one that just arrived in mine ...

"Subject: How to make $1,000,000 in 20 weeks selling to Newcomers onrepparttar 127588 Net"

Like allrepparttar 127589 rest, it getsrepparttar 127590 one-finger salute - index finger torepparttar 127591 delete key. Works beautifully every time.

Where to go for more information on internet scams:

FTC Website http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm

Scambusters http://www.scambusters.org

Netscams http://www.netscams.com/frameset.html

Elena Fawkner is editor of A Home-Based Business Online ... practical home business ideas for the work-from-home entrepreneur. http://www.ahbbo.com

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