Money Doubler Madness

Written by Elaine Currie, BA (Hons).

After being around inrepparttar background for a while, money doublers suddenly became a huge craze onrepparttar 105800 internet. Forum message boards sported hysterical testimonials like "I Cycled!" and "I Got Paid!"

I wonder if they call it a craze because it only crazy people fall for it. Well, Im certainly not crazy, onrepparttar 105801 dull side of sensible Id say if I was pressed onrepparttar 105802 subject. I am not given to trusting people and you wont find me accepting a free lunch.

So why did I get involved? I put it down to an unattractive little green mean streak of greed. Once that little green fellah gave me a nudge, there was no stopping me; I went from weakness to weakness.

I thought that it would be safe to join one ofrepparttar 105803 established programmes, so I joinedrepparttar 105804 Easy Chair Clubs My Magic Doubler. I invested $100. Their server crashed and they closed to new members with bewildering suddenness. I wondered if I was their last ever member to sign up.

My natural mistrust of human beings became even deeper and I resolved not to make a similar mistake in future; I would not be tempted to join another money doubler.

Some days later, I received $120 back from Easy Chair Club. I had not doubled my money, but I was in profit. I began to likerepparttar 105805 human race a little better and to think maybe money doublers were not such a bad idea.

Double Bot caught my attention. People were getting paid out and, best of all, they had what they called a "spam" section on their forum where members could discuss money making opportunities (ie other doublers). I invested $50. After my success (I did not see it as a lucky escape) with My Magic Doubler, I was feeling confident.

At this time Matrix Twisted was about to launch. This was my chance to get in atrepparttar 105806 very start of a doubler and make some big money, so I funded my account with $50. The difference in time zone meant that I would have to buy shares inrepparttar 105807 middle ofrepparttar 105808 night. Regrettably, I slept throughrepparttar 105809 excitement ofrepparttar 105810 launch. I also missedrepparttar 105811 trauma ofrepparttar 105812 instant crash andrepparttar 105813 first howls of "Scam!" I began to feel less confident and more like a Jinx.

Cycle It Fast had already been re-launched and people were getting their money doubled within hours. Strangely, once I had takenrepparttar 105814 plunge and invested, things changed and I reckon it would have been better named Cycle It Extremely Slowly. Instead of cycling times being expressed in hours, they rose to days and then weeks. Cycle times are no longer mentioned. I thinkrepparttar 105815 wheels fell offrepparttar 105816 day I joined.

Several Red Flags for Spotting a Phony or Scam

Written by Terry Mitchell

The world is full of phonies and scammers these days. They use various mediums such as phone solicitation, spam email, magazine and newspapers ads, TV infomercials, and plain old snail mail. They are constantly searching for their next victim. Like P.T. Barnum once said, "there's a sucker born every minute", so there's a plenteous pool. To all of those potential victims, I offer some tips for spotting phonies and scams. There are several red flags you need to watch out for. Any ofrepparttar following is almost always a dead giveaway that you have encountered a potential phony or scammer: 1) Someone claims to possess "secret" information. In today's world there are very few true secrets left. The news media is all over just about everything that goes on. Any information that someone tries to keep secret quickly gets exposed and reported torepparttar 105799 world. Also, ask yourself, "why isn'trepparttar 105800 mainstream media interested in that 'secret'?" 2) A person repeatedly states that his/her extraordinary claims are "absolutely true", "not a joke", "completely accurate", or something else along those lines. If their claims are genuine, then those claims should stand on their own merit. Constant repetition of statements meant to reinforcerepparttar 105801 validity of their claims would not be necessary. 3) Someone's claim is not realistic and doesn't make sense. Remember what they say about things being too good to be true? Someone once showed me an ad in which a "home developer" was looking for people to build homes for and only wanted $500 up front. Curiously, he said he preferred those with bad credit over those with good credit. Obviously, he knew that people with bad credit are oftenrepparttar 105802 most desperate and gullible. He was eventually prosecuted for running away with more than $ 1 million in stolen "down payments." 4) Someone is spouting conspiracy theories. First, take a look at those people who believe in conspiracy theories. They arerepparttar 105803 same ones who believe pro wrestling is real. Do you want to be grouped with them? Second, as isrepparttar 105804 case with so-called secrets, any real conspiracies would be exposed byrepparttar 105805 media in a very short time. Major conspiracies such as those that some people are constantly alleging could never be kept secret for very long. At a minimum,repparttar 105806 media would be interested in following up on that person's conspiracy claim, if it indeed it had some semblance of validity.

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