Thursday, March 31, 2011
How To Avoid Online Scams
I wanted to talk about this briefly because I'm tired of my friends and family wasting money on useless scams. 99.9% of the time anything online that seems too good to be true, is too good to be true. People who are either uninformed or just plain careless, click on everything haphazardly and end up giving personal information to marketing organizations. My family and friends CONSTANTLY do this and then I hear them complain about telemarketers and spam. Where do you think the telemarketers and spam are coming from? Oh that's right, the 200 websites and phony sweepstakes you signed up for, gave your phone number/address/social security number (just kidding). But seriously only provide information to legitimate organizations, I really cannot stress this enough. Also avoid signing up for stock tip newsletters even if it is $20 for a year, those are all garbage scams that just try to get you to spend more money on other newsletters and sign you up for automatic billing without you even knowing.