If Steve and I had our way, everyone on the internets would come to I’ve Tried That before signing up for stuff. They could look for reviews of the program or offer they’re considering, and if Steve or I haven’t covered it, they could learn from the other scam-savvy readers here.
Unfortunately, not everyone comes here first. So people who just want to have more time at home keep giving money to scammers, who keep coming up with new ways to sell you a dream. Are you one of those people who’ve swallowed a pre-sell page and lost money based on hope? Then we want to hear from you. I’ve Tried That reader Julia is the first honorary member of the club. She shared her story in the comments section of my Dataentrybusiness.com post. Here’s what she said [lightly edited for clarity and to get rid of the mud wrestling vampires story, which, while amusing, had little to do with her scam experience.]
eck! i fell for it! i saw the website on workathometop10.com. i was deciding between this and the dataentrybusiness.com because i was desperate to stay home with my baby. i picked the sixfiguresyearly.com because it sounded like i just had to manage “accounts”.
I spent my money and got a 20-page-ebook and i’m a very, very slow reader. I wasn’t happy to see the book, and I definitely was not happy because it sounded like I would have to create a website and “advertise”. Well, i didn’t finish reading the book.
In a way, it’s not a “scam” because i’m sure if I put in the work, I MAY make that much money… it’s an expensive $70 lesson to learn about web marketing AND that don’t spend any more money to make money. Of course, i made an attempt to get a refund because i don’t intend to use the idea. Surely, there was no reply. I guess I used the idea: acitivtyassistant.com/freemoney.htm. it’s just a list of those cashcrate.com, fusioncash.com, inboxdollars.com sites. for people who like to make those pennies. =) I made $40 on fairytaletreasures.com in a month, not bad, huh?
Also, i recently joined homeworkingmom.com and it has a free e-book that gives basic info. on working at home.
I suspect you’re in good company, Julia, and we’ll see if other readers will cough up their scam stories. So how about it, folks? We’re all friends here…step up to the podium, tell us your name. Accepting that you’ve been scammed is the first step to recovery.