Making Money Online

I’ll begin this article by making a confession: I got suckered into a get-rich-quick-online scheme. I get a ton of unsolicited ads e-mailed to me day in, day out. Most of them get caught in my SPAM filter, but occasionally an ad makes its way into my inbox. I usually delete them, but for some reason, I decided to open one of them.The e-mail was very well-written. You know how sometimes you can just tell that an ad or an e-mail is a scam? This wasn’t one of those e-mails. It looked so real, so professional, that I eventually clicked over to the company’s website. It also looked very professional. Still, as I was reading about all of these people who were making big bucks online, the little voice inside of me was telling me that it was a scam.Basically, this company claimed that for $39, they would send me instructions on how to start making money online immediately. Their website said it had something to do with putting “posts” online. Frankly, I didn’t really understand what that meant or how that would make money for me, but the offer came with a money-back guarantee, so I gave it a try.My gut told me that this was a scam and my gut was correct. They did, in fact, send me some information. Perhaps the information they sent me really would have taught me how to make money online, but it certainly wouldn’t be “easy” and it had nothing to do with simply putting “posts” online. It was all about building websites from scratch and then somehow making money from those websites. I know nothing about building websites, so I was overwhelmed by the prospect of building a website a day.I felt foolish for ever ordering this product, but happy that I had their money-back, no questions asked, guarantee. I requested a refund immediately. A few days went by, and I hadn’t received a response from the company. I contacted them again, and a few more days later, I contacted them still again. All I received was an automatic response telling me that they received my refund request and that they would work on it.$39 isn’t a big amount of money, but I felt scammed and wanted it back! I ended up contacting my credit card company and filling out a fraud report. Within a week or so, the money had been refunded to my credit card. I don’t know if I finally got my money back because I filed a fraud report or because the company just finally got around to processing my refund request. Either way, it was a huge hassle.I understand the appeal of earning money online, really, I do. But I would warn anyone to steer clear of any company that tells you that you can make big money doing something really simple online. Listen to your gut! If it seems to be true, it is!Even if you order something that turns out to be a scam and get your money back, you will be inconvenienced and waste a lot of your time. Be very careful when it comes to making money online!

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