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    How to identify a scam

    It is advertised on Facebook
    It is promoted on Twitter
    It costs $7, $19, $29 or $37
    If it wasn't so cheap you wouldn't even read the blurb
    It quotes someone you never heard of
    It is recommended by Oprah
    It was 'seen on TV'
    It will cure all your ills, mend your car, walk the dog and improve your sex life
    The biggest give away,
    It is being promoted by internet marketers!
    Harsh? Read your emails in your in box, then tell me.
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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcoot View Post
    It is advertised on Facebook
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    Harsh? Read your emails in your in box, then tell me.
    You forgot to say, if it is advertised on Adlandpro. Here is a link to another forum where MLMs abound and most of MLMs are promoted by well known ponzi promoters. Yhey are advertising the same MLMs as Adlandpro. Check it out. CollectiveInvestmentsForum.

    Incidently I went into my web mail with an e-mail box that I do not use very often and discovered over 1,600 spam e-mails that came from Adland in three months. That many in three months to somebody who has only logged in a few times in the period.

    My isp will delete Adland spam, if you answer a question in one of their dialogue boxes.
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    Re: How to identify a scam

    These things aren't scams. They're perfectly ordinary offers. Why price something at $30 when you could make it $27 or $29.99? It's proper business.

    Scams are what's happened when you get out of your big car into your big house and slide your big wallet onto the dresser only to realise you haven't been in the house you (don't yet) own for most of the last decade because you're out making mullah at work so as to be able to get into your big car with your big wallet and drive to your big house for 20 hours a week.

    The only way to spot THIS kind of scam is to have some kind of mid-life crisis.

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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob View Post
    These things aren't scams. They're perfectly ordinary offers. Why price something at $30 when you could make it $27 or $29.99? It's proper business.

    Scams are what's happened when you get out of your big car into your big house and slide your big wallet onto the dresser only to realise you haven't been in the house you (don't yet) own for most of the last decade because you're out making mullah at work so as to be able to get into your big car with your big wallet and drive to your big house for 20 hours a week.

    The only way to spot THIS kind of scam is to have some kind of mid-life crisis.

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    Re: How to identify a scam

    The biggest scam of all is the definition of "Internet Marketing" by people who do not know the first thing about running a business. Marketing is three fold. 1) Search for new markets for a specific product or service. 2) Find out what people would be prepared to pay for that product or service. 3) Rescource products to fill the market which has been identified.

    Clothes are a market so are nude pictures. A marketer does not sell mass produced sales blurb and call it marketing. The whole concept is the biggest scam of all.

    I can remember a new form of nude pictures hitting the market in the late fifties. Some bright spark came up with the idea of manufacturing and selling nude jig saw puzzles. My brother was an artist and he was furious that he had not thought of the idea himself. The female bodies which he painted absolutely beautifully were not so popular. My brother could not give up regular work as a farmer to persue painting full time so he did not do many drawings or paintings of the human body. His models were a great deal cheaper. He selected them from his favourite pigs which were ususally his breeding sows.

    The nude jig saw market was a success for a while but it did not last long, pig portraits may even gain populartiy. The clothes for dogs market was captured so clothes to keep pigs warm in freezing winters is a potential market that somebody may embrace one day.
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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    The biggest scam of all is the definition of "Internet Marketing" by people who do not know the first thing about running a business. Marketing is three fold. 1) Search for new markets for a specific product or service. 2) Find out what people would be prepared to pay for that product or service. 3) Rescource products to fill the market which has been identified.

    Clothes are a market so are nude pictures. A marketer does not sell mass produced sales blurb and call it marketing. The whole concept is the biggest scam of all.

    I can remember a new form of nude pictures hitting the market in the late fifties. Some bright spark came up with the idea of manufacturing and selling nude jig saw puzzles. My brother was an artist and he was furious that he had not thought of the idea himself. The female bodies which he painted absolutely beautifully were not so popular. My brother could not give up regular work as a farmer to persue painting full time so he did not do many drawings or paintings of the human body. His models were a great deal cheaper. He selected them from his favourite pigs which were ususally his breeding sows.

    The nude jig saw market was a success for a while but it did not last long, pig portraits may even gain populartiy. The clothes for dogs market was captured so clothes to keep pigs warm in freezing winters is a potential market that somebody may embrace one day.
    Clothes for pigs?----Nah it will never catch on----!
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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl Lee Tobed View Post
    Clothes for pigs?----Nah it will never catch on----!
    I was trying to illustrate my point that clothes and nudes were both markets which change like all evolving systems. Clothes for dogs has become an enormous market in UK after two unusually cold winters. I was tryiing to be facetious not serious

    Markets for nudes and clothes will never die. Lets hope the market for porn dies and markets for synthetic furs rather furs from real animals grows. I think Iternet marketing described by Internet Marketers is the biggest scam of all.

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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob View Post
    These things aren't scams. They're perfectly ordinary offers. Why price something at $30 when you could make it $27 or $29.99? It's proper business.

    Scams are what's happened when you get out of your big car into your big house and slide your big wallet onto the dresser only to realise you haven't been in the house you (don't yet) own for most of the last decade because you're out making mullah at work so as to be able to get into your big car with your big wallet and drive to your big house for 20 hours a week.

    The only way to spot THIS kind of scam is to have some kind of mid-life crisis.
    So go ahead and get scammed, pay the $29.99 and start one of those 'programs'. When you lose your panties, THEN will be the time for a mid-life crisis!! Let us know how you make out in days to come by joining the scammers. You might try Scamlandpro/Adlandpro for starters, they have numerous rackets going every few minutes, take your pick!!

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    Re: How to identify a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    So go ahead and get scammed, pay the $29.99 and start one of those 'programs'. When you lose your panties, THEN will be the time for a mid-life crisis!! Let us know how you make out in days to come by joining the scammers. You might try Scamlandpro/Adlandpro for starters, they have numerous rackets going every few minutes, take your pick!!
    Perhaps bigbob would like to explain what marketing or Internet marketing means. According to Scamland and plenty of others, Corey Rudl was the greatest Internet Marketer of all time. What did anybody learn from Cory Rudl? Scamland promoted his methods of marketing and his training. Was Cory Rudl now deceased talking crap, founder of Internet Scams rather than Internet Marketing?

    My opinion is that both Corey Rudl and his successor Derek Gehl were opportunists and landed on a cyberspace platform where their creations could be used for either good or bad. Lizze Borden with an axe clocked her mother forty wacks. Who was the culprit Lizzy Borden or the designers of the axe? Those who market on Scamland have been trained in marketing methods which need thorough investigation.

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