Would you believe it?
There I was, minding my own online business, when an awfully familiar looking ad popped up.
You can see it here: http://www.consumeronlinenews.org/finance/vca.php?t202id=91362&t202kw= (or keep reading).
Not only did it carry the masthead of The Australian (which I am 100% confident didn’t authorise the use of its logo on this affiliate ad), it introduced us to Kelly Richards. Hmm. Haven’t we met her before? You know, I feel like I know this work-from-home mum that makes a fortune in her spare time.
Determined to get to the bottom of it, I dug deep into my archives and voila! I HAVE met Kelly before. I feel like we’re old friends; our paths seem to cross all over the place.
Boy, she gets around.
Of course, the big question is, IS EZ MONEY SYSTEM A SCAM?
“Well, it’s hard to say whether the EZ Money System is a scam, because at no point in time on their website do they even tell you what the EZ Money System is. Apparently, it’s one of a thousand systems that people are using to make money on the internet these days, but you don’t know if it is affiliate marketing, sales, multi level marketing, ad posting, mystery shopping, auction listing… The list goes on and on.
The EZ Money System is set up so that you must give TheSecretOnlineIncome.com your credit card number and allow them to charge you money before you can even see what their business is. Can you even imagine heading into an interview room and accepting a job from a company with no idea what your responsibilities will be, no idea what type of work you’ll be doing, or what your pay might be?”
Okay, so I’m gonna head out on a limb here.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, chances are excellent that it is, in fact, a duck. If it looks like a scam, smells like a scam, chances are excellent that it is, in fact, a scam.
Scamwatch, the Aussie government website, reckons that the only people that make money out of these schemes are the people actually running them. The suckers that hand over their credit cards, well, it’s a case of buyer-beware, ain’t it?
You should have read my blog before you parted with your money.