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How to avoid Scams, Cheats & Rogues

There are many many many websites and emails extolling the virtues of working from home with an Internet Based Business, most of them have one thing in common, they say it is Easy, they are almost all Scams (actually that is two things in common) they also promise money & profits beyond your imagination (3 things).

The following are just a few of the many Scam "work at home on the Internet" schemes whose only purpose is to separate YOU from your MONEY :

Mining Gold,    Google Money Tree,    Google Treasure Chest, Infusion Media,    Google Biz Kit,    Internet Business in a Box, Goldwares,    Group M Marketing,     GetPaid4opinions,     iii - Internet Income Initiative,

Ah ! some recent news in from a Texas (USA) local information website - quote
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On April 24, 2009 the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced charges for operating a fraudulent work-at-home scheme against GoogleTreasureChest.com, InternetIncomeInitiative.com, and Infusion Media Inc, & Jonathan D. Eborn (”Defendants”), whose “GoogleMoneyTree.com” promised six-figure earnings for conducting specialized Google and Yahoo Internet searches. According to the state’s enforcement action, GoogleMoneyTree failed to clearly inform purchasers that they had been enrolled in monthly memberships and had only seven days to cancel their trial membership. Purchasers who failed to cancel within seven days were automatically charged $82 on their credit card statements each month. In addition to the unexpected credit card charges, customer complaints obtained by state investigators indicate that Google Money Tree failed to actually send the “free kit” and refused to honor customer refunds. The state is seeking an injunction, civil penalties of up to $20,000 per violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as restitution for purchasers. "

That phrase "restitution for purchasers" looks good, maybe some of you may be able to get your money back.
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Identity Theft & Card Fraud

As with all of the above so called money making schemes, plus a lot of other transactions you undertake on the Internet, your credit or debit card is used and additional identifying information is also requested.
Many of the scams "legally"? take payments from your credit card or bank account on a monthly basis because you unwittingly agreed to allow the monthly payments when you thought you had only the original payment to make.!  How?   it's easy, when you signed up for a scam service or product purchase, do you remember that little box that appeared with an "I agree" button, well if you'd scrolled down about 500 lines in the "terms & conditions" is a line saying that £xx or $xx will be charged to you monthly.
Rogues who run these scam websites & rip you off will have no qualms about selling your credit card / bank debit card and other identity information on to the highest bidder.
Every one should use the services of identity theft & privacy guard practitioners who can alert you if anything unusual is happening to your credit profile or rating.

Identity Fraud - check credit rating regularly - auto experian?


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