Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beware of being led around online...

I write about a lot of things on my blog, but I also leave a lot of important stuff uncovered — because, simply, there isn’t enough time in the day. I decided I needed to make time for this post.

Guru: Watch This Shocking Video And In Ten Minutes From Now You'll Have The Knowledge To Transform Your Entire LifeWatch This Shocking Video And In Ten Minutes From Now You'll Have The Knowledge To Transform Your Entire Life

Me: B.S.! The only thing that happens after "this shocking video" is you are directed to another video --- the whole thing reminds me of another scam (hover and click on the image on your right for more info)

Anyway, to continue ::: Enter your details below to reserve a seat on the tell-all 'Put Your Success on Auto-Pilot' Webinar. Natalie Ledwell will be joined by a very special guest who will reveal the success strategies he used to train the Brazillian Military!

You'll also be taken through a live breathing exercise which will empower you to overcome obstacles standing in your way, and will also receive an Expert Ebook, valued at $67 on Manifesting Money, Setting Goals and Increasing Brain Power, ABSOLUTELY FREE!*

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Let me guess - after watching the second video and downloading the Ebook, you will be offered a chance to PAY for the promised knowledge... no thanks!

I'm on a crusade against BS!

Bloggers employ this technique as well.

I find it more annoying than those annoying pop-overs where you have to struggle find the circled "X" to close out of it.

  • As soon as you get the feeling you're being led - know that you are actually being MILKED for information.
  • As you travel from site to site, server to server, you are leaving a trail of information: they're asking you for email addressess while they are leaving cookies (and possibly root-kits and-or keyloggers) behind on your computer.
  • They're leaving more digital material any time you hit a "download" or "get access here" button. Sometimes they look for passwords to your social media accounts - just so they can enter and "browse" - you wouldn't even know they were there.

Once in awhile (as recently happened to me) they "trip" an alarm while going through your digital stuff, and the service involved asks you to change your password. That's another clue someone has been sniffing around in your online affairs. Change that password immediately!

Do you value your online safety and security?

IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING AND IT IS NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE ON A WEBSITE OR BLOG YOU HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO, BACK UP OR OTHERWISE GET OUT OF WHERE YOU ARE! These sites are not to be taken lightly!

2 comments:

teecup said...

Hi Dave!

I saw your IP in my google analytics so I thought I'd check out your blog site.

Land pages that try to sell a report or e-book all fit the same pattern.

The author claims to be a huge income earner and convinces the reader to learn from his experience (for a fee).

I don't have much to begin with, so I have never really gotten around to paying for any so-called "life-changing info" such as making money while you sleep.

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