My top concerns to everybody. Internet scams can be highly believable. I got this… Facebook friend who posted a link on their account to Google Profusion. Curious, I went to the website to find out more.
The link lead me to a blog page with a header of Internet Success – Real Stories About Real People Making Real Money in Singapore. In it, you’ll see the success story about this lady, Sharon Tan. (Such a cliche name!)
Next, there is an image of her holding the cheque from Google like this:
Now, you’re impressed eh?
Update 12 Dec 2009: The image from then http://www.youronlinesuccessblogs.com/ has been taken out due to website no longer exist.
After this it goes on to tell about how she earned $12,000 a month by posting links on Google bla bla bla… She had a normal day job like you and I. Then one day she got out of job. Due to that, she had a huge credit card debt up to $40,000. Next, she found this Google Profound and this is where the fairy tale starts.
They all sounded mostly the same: Home business. All you need to get started is a computer and internet connection. They used a simple technique to capture your needs and desire. By this, luring you to sign up for it is VERY LIKELY because you are the target audience:
- You have a day job
- You feel that your salary is not enough to make you feel happy
- You don’t feel like doing a part-time job at fastfood restaurants after work
- You want easy money. Work from home that is…
- You want an easy job.
- You want to make lots of money – even when you are sleeping
- You want to get rich. QUICK!
Hmmm… you get the spot on vibe too? If yes, be extremely careful and be smart. Do a bit of research on Google about this Google Profusion thingy. There’s abit of irony here… (hahaha…) but be sure to read brainy articles like this here.
The internet is making everybody more clever but not smart enough. Let’s go back to basics. Just remember these 2 DON’T DOs when it comes to using the internet and you are guaranteed to be safe from virus/hackers, at least:
- Do not provide/dislose your personal credit card and personal particulars to the internet (including web forms, Messenger, and e-mail)
- Do not install any programs you are not sure about. Hit the X button.
Do some good deed and let’s remind each other and the people you care about not to fall into this internet scams.
If you still have a day job, keep it.
If you are out of job, go hunt for a REAL job – there’s no such thing as free lunch, mate! Cheers!