Several Red Flags For Spotting A Phony Or Scam

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by xikom03@yahoo.com.tw, Dec 31, 2007.

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    The world is full of phonies and scammers these days. They use various
    mediums such as phone solicitation, spam email, magazine and
    newspapers ads, TV infomercials, and plain old snail mail. They are
    constantly searching for their next victim. Like P.T. Barnum once
    said, "there's a sucker born every minute", so there's a plenteous
    pool.

    To all of those potential victims, I offer some tips for spotting
    phonies and scams. There are several red flags you need to watch out
    for. Any of the following is almost always a dead giveaway that you
    have encountered a potential phony or scammer:

    1) Someone claims to possess "secret" information. In today's world
    there are very few true secrets left. The news media is all over just
    about everything that goes on. Any information that someone tries to
    keep secret quickly gets exposed and reported to the world. Also, ask
    yourself, "why isn't the mainstream media interested in that
    'secret'?"

    2) A person repeatedly states that his/her extraordinary claims are
    "absolutely true", "not a joke", "completely accurate", or something
    else along those lines. If their claims are genuine, then those claims
    should stand on their own merit. Constant repetition of statements
    meant to reinforce the validity of their claims would not be
    necessary.

    3) Someone's claim is not realistic and doesn't make sense. Remember
    what they say about things being too good to be true? Someone once
    showed me an ad in which a "home developer" was looking for people to
    build homes for and only

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    , Dec 31, 2007
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