Category Archives: Scams

Is Shadow Shopper a scam?

Hey Queenie! I found a company called Shadow Shopper and they said that they could get me started in mystery shopping, but they charge a fee.  I remember that you said that you should never pay to shop, so I … Continue reading

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Is “Next Job at Home” a scam?

Hey Buzzy, I came across this website for work at home job listings.  Have you heard of it?  Is it real or is it a scam:  www.NextJobatHome.com -Home-bound Hannah Hi Hannah, NextJobatHome is a site that will send you way too … Continue reading

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The three most evil work at home scams ever

Granted, I consider most scams to be some kind of “evil” but there are a few in particular that have their own special brand of sinister wretchedness. That is because in these scams, you will actually be paid, but unbeknownst … Continue reading

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Is Cashcrate a scam?

Hi Buzzy! Have you heard of Cashcrate.com?  Do you think it’s a scam?  I’ve been thinking about joining, but I’m not sure if it’s real or not.  Can you help me out? -Cashcrate Curious Ah, yes…Cashcrate.  They’re one of the … Continue reading

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How Spammers and Scammers Get Your Email Address

I’m not really quite sure how “Spam” got its name. Sure there’s the meat, which we’ve all enjoyed over the years…some more than others. But Spam in the online world? Don’t know where it came from. “Stupid People Accessing Mail”…how’s … Continue reading

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I know it’s a scam, now what?

Dear Buzzy, I just found your website, and I’m writing because I’m a little bit scared. Through Craigslist, I tried to become a mystery shopper, and after a volley of poorly written emails from a guy named “Paul”, I just … Continue reading

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Why you will never get rich doing Internet surveys

If you’ve ever done any kind of market research, you know the legitimacy of Focus Groups, Mystery Shopping, and Exit Interviews. More than once, I’d gather, you’ve been approached in the mall by someone who is desperate for your opinion … Continue reading

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Is Global Information Network (GIN) a Scam?

Several years ago, I attended a weekend retreat for entrepreneurs that included a seminar by Marshall Sylver, a known Las Vegas hypnotist and performer turned “wealth-builder”. While I am impressed with Mr. Sylver’s rags to riches story, I was not … Continue reading

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Why you will never get rich stuffing envelopes

I’ll admit it. When I was in college, I sent away $19.95 so that I could become a millionaire…stuffing envelopes at home. Surprisingly it didn’t work out the way I thought. (Note the sarcasm.) I did actually receive something for my … Continue reading

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