Let’s face it, easy money scams are a dime a dozen. By promising you the world on a silver platter, they work you into a buying frenzy. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some legitimate work from home opportunities. But, the kicker is in picking out the real opportunities from the fake ones. Here’s a few random examples of the most popular,heinous money making scams on the net today.
Easy money scams that just won’t die include the “Make Money Fast Chain Email.” It’s a classic pyramid scheme where you are given a list of names, told to a certain amount of money to the person at the top of the list, and add your own name to the bottom. Then you are instructed to forward the “updated” list to other people. The scam in this is that the person who created the list or his or her friends reside at the top of the list permanently!
Here’s another scam you or someone you know may have fallen victim to – the Nigerian Email Scams. It begins with a desperate email from a member of wealthy Nigerian family. They are trying with all their might to move a large amount of cash out of Nigeria. In exchange for your help they promise outrageous amounts of money. They even go so far as to send you a phony check to cash if you will wire a certain amount of money to them via Western Union or Money Gram. Remember easy money scams use the oldest trick in the book – emotion – to make you drool at the idea of getting rick quick. Be careful, because if history tells us anything, it tells us if something appears too good to be true, more than likely it is.