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FTC Cracks Down on Scammers Trying to Take Advantage of the Economic Downturn

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Whisker, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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  2. Phre0nBurn

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    Gah... Fuck Them.

    The Fed Guberment spends every ounce of energy they have trying to destroy the economy, the country, and line their pockets all the while.

    Now, when they pull all of the money out of the market, they attack anyone trying to go a different route in an effort to get some cash?

    I would say "what do they expect", but hell, they expect this, and they smile about it. More control for them.

    Yay. :(

    EDIT: Got an idea for a new BizOpp...
    "The Federal Government is now looking to hire over 14,000 citizens across the country to head it's citizen-driven "BizOpp Crackdown! Learn how to get a lucrative position in this new task force, getting the full benefits and pay of a government job, without all of the red tape required to be a 'government employee!'"

    hahaha
     
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  3. ForeverNever

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    Just even more incentive for us to not cross the line to illegal. I said this the other day, none of us are scammers. (most anyways). We're shady internet marketers
     
  4. mosoi148

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    Glad I am not involved in any thing like that. I do have a Jobs campaign on CL, but I dont charge anybody ANYTHING...EVER. All free actions, and people have the chance to find a real job in the process...no harm no foul.

    Glad to see some of the outright scams are going to be riskier to pull off though. Some of the things I read on that thread are just low. At worst I waste 10 minutes of some ones time.
     
  5. Chapati

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    Oh noes, teh FTC is now cracking down on crappy ebooks.

    *starts eyeing new member registrations suspiciously*

    *whistles innocently*
     
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  6. shadowpwner

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    "as promising non-existent jobs; promoting overhyped get-rich-quick plans"
    these are highly known methods on BHW though..
     
  7. crisis23

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    does that mean i need to stop promoting BizOpp?
     
  8. werrich

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    then i guess they better crack down on insurance companies, credit card companies, payday loan companies and even employers.
     
  9. bizzybee76

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    Yes there are A LOT of things that need to be cracked down on. They can crack down on "internet scammers" because it is a hot button issue...but can they crack down on the Credit Card industry? Nope because they have lobbyists who fight against it.
     
  10. str8thustler

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    It would be nice to know if they are going to go after us for marketing these companies or after the actual companies themselves and not us middle men
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  11. crisis23

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    not the middle man..

    for surethey will look for the companies..
     
  12. parse

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    "as promising non-existent jobs; promoting overhyped get-rich-quick plans"

    ...that can also be the "middle man" - not just the companies (aff offers)
     
  13. Jcsarokin

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    I watched the video and it was mainly focused on those tv ads you see in the morning that are "payed programming" that offer bizopps. I dont know how this will effect us, maybe more of the gurus. I hope they dont waste their time on people taking down 3k a month instead of the guys brinning in 50k /month
     
  14. bizzybee76

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    And honestly aren't they a little late to the game???

    That crap has gone on for YEARS, not just now. Ask anyone who applied for a job online, in the paper etc tht turned out to be an ad from a Temp Agency. Magically the job they advertised was "already filled" but there were "other" jobs available. Bullshit! They just wanted to add people into their system.

    My sister was out of work for almost a year, she got a job about a month ago, and I couldn't tell you how many "job ads" she responded to that were fake ads from temp agencies.

    Are they going to go after an industry that has done that for YEARS to recruit people, or are they going to go for the obvious; the IMers who post ads that direct someone to submit their resume to a job site?
     
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    we are in trouble too.it mentions affiliates here.
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    Grants For You Now and its affiliates and principals operated Web sites such as
    grantsforyounow.com, grantoneday.org, and easygrantaccess.com that deceived consumers by promising them free government grant money to use for personal expenses or to pay off debt.
     
  16. hawke

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    Guilty by association. Won't hang in court. How the hell were you to know the company was shady? Ya know?
     
  17. Viciousfish

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    I won't be waiting for the knock on the door. There are a lot more problems out there than me doing some promotion. I think we all have heard this sort of noise before to one extent or another. Business as usual.
     
  18. $Money-Maker$

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    This bullshit FTC..

    i already loss thousand of dollars cause advertisers are pulling their offers on networks..
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