I do a lot of online surveys and secret shopper jobs, so I learned how to tell the scams from the real thing. If they tell you you'll make an unbelievable amount of money, then don't believe it. If you have to pay to be a member, it's a scam. I hope I never fall victim to a scam, but never say never!
I have not only been scamed online but off as well. A loan company that was in Illinois scammed me for $1,500. I worked for a company for three days, went back to work some more and get my paycheck and they were gone.
I don't understand people or companies that scam. How do they feel good about themselves knowing they conned someone out of their hard-earned money, especially elderly people on fixed incomes? There's just so many scammers out there that I tell you, I'm so grateful that the BBB exists. I've seen commercials for Angie's List but if I recall, you have to pay for that as opposed to the BBB. But anyway, even if they were free, I think most or all of us trust the Better Business Bureau far more. They really do their homework on companies and individuals and put the squeeze on them.
I get all the point made by you guys. We are leaving out some of the biggest scammers. Our insurance companies, Telephone companies and all those other big scammers. We definitely wont fall for the guy on the phone but we fall for scams everyday and don't even know.
It upset me when people scam others, especially when they scam the elderly. These old people sometimes lose all or most of their life savings due to some sorry, low-down clowns that would rather take all THEIR money than earn their own. It also irritates me when people somehow get your email address and send you dumb emails from foreign countries asking outright for money or claiming I won or inherited money but I need to send some type of fee to get it. Lol. Whatever, dude. Go somewhere else with that nonsense. I'm not sending those jokers one cent!
Speaking of scams, there's a new site that allows the user to join for free and allows them to do multiple tasks with a promising 1,500$ weekly. They never pay. Certain users made a review about it online.