Written by Bob Osgoodby

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Another current scam floating aboutrepparttar web offers you a cut of stolen money from Nigeria that was stolen and they need your help gettingrepparttar 127581 money out ofrepparttar 127582 country. They of course want a cut ofrepparttar 127583 money that they claim will be wired to your personal bank account. You of course are expected to pay them their share up front. The money however never arrives in your bank.

One group sends hundreds of thousands of unsolicited emails to people directing them to web sites promotingrepparttar 127584 Mega$Nets and MegaResource programs. When you visit one of their web sites you can download copies ofrepparttar 127585 software program which contains a list of five names and addresses. The software program and web sites direct you to send twenty dollars to each of five people listed inrepparttar 127586 software in order for you to get yourself placed atrepparttar 127587 top ofrepparttar 127588 list of names. This is simply a variation ofrepparttar 127589 old fashioned chain letter. Actually, there are a lot of chain letters floating aboutrepparttar 127590 web and all should be avoided.

Another email promises guaranteed Credit Card approval! One group offered Visa cards torepparttar 127591 credit-challenged "to put you back inrepparttar 127592 mainstream of financial life in high style" at an interest rate of only 4.9%. How? Throughrepparttar 127593 magic of using offshore banks in tax haven countries. There is however a $100 processing fee and $25 per month charge regardless of use.

Some people really believe that they have been selected to be inrepparttar 127594 Internet Version of "Who's Who". This one started years ago and was sent to every company executive inrepparttar 127595 country - They will include your listing at no charge - oh, would you like a copy? "Send $98 to us and it will be delivered to your doorstep."

There is no way to adequately cover allrepparttar 127596 scams that permeaterepparttar 127597 web. Before jumping into any of these "make a million while you sleep" plans, use a little "due diligence" and check them out. The money you save will be your own.

Bob publishes the free weekly "Your Business" Newsletter Visit his Web Site at http://adv-marketing.com/business to subscribe. As a bonus, get 40,000 FREE E-Books from Larry Dotson, when you visit http://www.ldpublishing.com

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

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