In These Tough Times, Could You Use Some Extra $$$’s ?

by Paul of Tech- For Everyone

Income University | Earn Cash Online | Become An eBay Success Story | Earn At Home | Get Paid For Your Opinion — What do all those things have in common?
C’mon… That wasn’t a trick question.
Here’s a “Tech Paulism”: if there’s an exclamation point in the Subject line, the odds are about 99:1 it’s a scam, a rip-off, a flim flam.

[Note the “paperclip” attachment? Simply previewing this puts you on a “sucker’s list” (Please see How did they get my e-mail?).]

These “work at home” (great for stay-at-home-moms!) *deals* have been around for a while, and naturally have found they way onto the Internet — old news. What’s new (lately) is a GLOBAL RECESSION, and many previously comfortably-off folks now grasping at straws. Being on the outs should not lower your defenses — don’t be duped, please seeTop 10 Work At Home and Home Based Business Scams.
And listen… do you really think your opinion on a survey is worth $100? Really? To me, opinions are like *bellybuttons* – everybody has one and it ain’t worth squat. See, Online Surveys: Can You Actually Earn Any Money?
And maybe you can ask yourself, do you know — I mean friends that you hang out with — anyone making real money on eBay? It does happen; see, Small Romanian Town Gets Rich Through eBay Scams
I have not even brushed the surface of all the scam “earn extra income” e-mail currently bombarding our inboxes. There’s almost as much of it as there is for our good Canadian Ph@rmacy friends, and this trend is on the rise (IMHO). It’s a sign of the times.
Maybe.. there’s a Government Grant Obama wants to give you..? Click now!

And don’t be in a rush to spend money either — for “health benefits”, weight loss, nor the secret for whiter teeth. I am not really sure why.. but acai spam is back…

Okay. Okay. Okay. I think I’ve made my point(s). You’ve heard me say here before, morethan 9 out of every 10 ‘packets’ traveling the Internet – at any given moment – is scam spam from a criminal. (90%+ dangerous)
Let’s be careful out there, and use some good, “paranoid common sense” (another Tech Paulism, free of charge!)

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4 Responses to In These Tough Times, Could You Use Some Extra $$$’s ?

  1. Yes everyone is trying to make money on everyone. It is a world full of money hungry people who hope to make a fortune without having to give alot in return or to put any effort into it.

  2. techpaul says:

    Hello all. This article makes a bit more sense with the images. If you’d care to see the original..
    http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/in-these-tough-times-could-you-use-some-extra-s/

    • pochp says:

      Sorry Paul. I didn’t intentionally put out the graphics.
      I just didn’t have the time to mend the post.
      You’re the first techie here! Welcome.

  3. pochp says:

    Paul is one of the few techies or tech geek I’m subscribed to and I recommend him if you’ve got tech problems.
    This was the first time I saw an ‘essayish’ tech post so I decided to repost it here.
    Thanks Paul.

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