After being around in background for a while, money doublers suddenly became a huge craze on 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, I’m certainly not crazy, on dull side of sensible I’d say if I was pressed on subject. I am not given to trusting people and you won’t 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 of established programmes, so I joined Easy Chair Club’s 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 like 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 at 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 in middle of night. Regrettably, I slept through excitement of launch. I also missed trauma of instant crash and 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 taken 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 think wheels fell off day I joined.