Read the Fine Print

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After a few days passed, he checked with his Bank, andrepparttar money still hadn't arrived. He again calledrepparttar 127583 Credit Card Company, was told thatrepparttar 127584 information requested was never received, and they were canceling his account, which they did. He then called his customers and sure enough, their accounts were charged forrepparttar 127585 amount ofrepparttar 127586 merchandise he delivered.

Now -repparttar 127587 plot sickens. He is outrepparttar 127588 $334.95 forrepparttar 127589 referral fee andrepparttar 127590 set up fee no matter what happens. In readingrepparttar 127591 "fine print"repparttar 127592 company can hold his money for 180 days. Will he get his money then? Maybe - ifrepparttar 127593 company is still in business . Inrepparttar 127594 meantime, his money is most likely in an interest bearing account, andrepparttar 127595 company will walk away withrepparttar 127596 interest plus his $295. Atrepparttar 127597 end ofrepparttar 127598 waiting period, if they pay himrepparttar 127599 charges they are withholding,repparttar 127600 company has acted properly as far asrepparttar 127601 law is concerned.

Sounds like small potatoes until you multiply this by several thousand people. Now,repparttar 127602 AG will probably not get involved if they returnrepparttar 127603 money 6 months from now - they did nothing illegal, and they cancelled his account for cause.

Will they get a bad rep - sure - and people will stop doing business with them. But as this article is being written, this particular sales agent is now operating under a different name, and spamming new suckers.

Now pay attention - First, ignorerepparttar 127604 email spams you get from people promising to process credit cards on your behalf. They are simply independant sales agents, and cannot bindrepparttar 127605 actual company to anything, no matter what they promise.

Second, do a little homework - how long hasrepparttar 127606 company been around? Can you get contact information from some of their clients who are using their service? Are these real people or simply shills working forrepparttar 127607 company?

Third, and most important, readrepparttar 127608 fine print - better yet, have your lawyer reviewrepparttar 127609 contract.

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Bingo - You're Cancelled

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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But wait there is an even better deal. You can get a CD with 15,000,000 addresses for only $199. "Now" you might think, "if I can 5,000-30,000 customers from one million, how many customers can I get with 15 million".

The first question I would have, is how are you going to send out your 15 million E-mails without having your ISP cancel your account. Most free ISP's put a limit of 50 E-mails you can send out at one time. Let's see 15 million divided by 50 would equal 300,000 mailings. Figure 20 minutes per mailing, it would take over 6 years, working 8 hours a day, to send a mailing to everyone onrepparttar list. Ever wonder how many of those addresses will be valid next month, let alone 6 years from now?

Does that mean you will have to wait 6 years before you can start packing your bags? Not hardly - there are some people whose main goal in life is getrepparttar 127582 E-mail accounts of spammers canceled. There is even software that makesrepparttar 127583 complaints automatically.

But you think, I have software that can send out many thousands at a time. Granted, but all this means is your account will be canceled by your ISP faster. Most keep "logs" of E-mail sent out, and examinerepparttar 127584 content of large mailings. If it is a commercial message - Bingo - You're Cancelled.

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