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

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.

Income U

[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 their way onto the Internet — old news. What is 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 see Top 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… (yes, people, come buy my magic berries.. )


Okay. Okay. Okay. I think I’ve made my point(s). You’ve heard me say here before, more than 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!)

Today’s free link(s):
Top Ten Internet Safety Tips for Children

Top 10 things you should do to your computer

Today’s free download: K9 Web Protection is a  free Internet filtering and control solution for the home. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

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July 3, 2009 Posted by | cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, News, security, spam and junk mail, tech | , , , , , , | 6 Comments