April 5, 2008

Click here and make a Billion Dollars a day, Right

I'm sure that all of you have seen the websites, the job postings, and even the flyers around town that offer things similar to this. All you have to do is call or e-mail and send them $39.95, and you'll be a billionaire by the end of the week. Of course, the problem with this idea is very simple, my dear Watson, if it was this easy, why isn't everyone a billionaire?
Now don't get me wrong, I've fallen for a few very well disguised ones myself. But, who really believes any of this crap? If you want to learn to become a billionaire, there are plenty of books that advertise the same general idea, and you can get those at the library. Than again, you could just look at this idea logically and decide to stay away from this stuff completely.
The scheme behind this type of scam is actually pretty straight forward. You get enough people to buy your book, e-book, or sign up for your billionaire website and, boom, your the one who ends up with a bunch of money. That's how these people work, they trick people out of their money. You end up at home with a marginally well written book about nothing, they get your money.
My recommendation is to just ignore these people, they've been around a long time(anyone ever read the advertisements dating back to the frontier times, snake oil curing all your ailments, sound familiar). There are plenty of people willing to fall for it, these people aren't going out of business anytime soon, just try to not become one of those people.
I personally don't have the foggiest idea how these people and companies stay around, what happened to false advertising and the laws against it? But they found a loophole and they're willing to use it to swindle you out of every penny.
Stay safe, smart, and out of trouble. Till next post, Dear Reader, goodbye.