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How come so many scammers

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigballin6161, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have only been here for a few months so I dont know if is always been like this but it seems like every week someone is scamming someone here. And its not just newbies. It seems like some well respected people that have been here for a while that are going down for scams. It makes me wonder why such senior members need to scam to make a few bucks, like shouldnt they be making some decent cash since they apparently know so much...
     
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    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    More like every day now... It is sad how so many reputed members with itrader and rep 50+ who are scamming others...
     
  3. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    well not everyone is like this, dont tar us all with the same brush. as with everything in life you will always get a few bad apples spoiling the bunch, this is life...... reputed member means nothing tbh
     
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  4. SmokeScreen

    SmokeScreen Registered Member

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    What sort of scams?
     
  5. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    Internet Marketers are the easiest and most gullible people on earth. If you promise them that you can offer them the world in a silver platter, they will believe it.
     
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    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    PM me more information about this "Silver Platter". I got cash to invest!
     
  7. BlackhatBigfoot

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    Just consider it a part of your IM education.
     
  8. Jonny Quick

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    Yeah well first you have to define the word "scam", which is pre-planned fraud. Business deals go sour all the time, everywhere, and whichever one gets the short end of the stick starts crying "scam" so other people will get interested in the situation and feel sorry for them.

    Pre-planned fraud is pretty hard to pull off, because it's easier to make money over time by doing business honestly. A scam is when some Newb with 17 posts wants a bunch of work done, and he'll pay next week just as soon as he gets paid. But then, how much of a scam is it really, when some dum-dum does a bunch of work someone unknown for no money up front? The "community" is interested in scams from a sense of self-preservation, but the "community" can't be expected to fix every newb's screw-ups. Some lessons involve pain.

    So you might want to rethink all these situations you think you are percieving and spend some time thinking about whether or not the word "scam" really applies, instead of some other and more accurate description like "two idiots fumble an insignificant business deal and are making as big of a deal out of it as possible".

    My perspective is completely different. When I see some Newb posting a scammy looking offer, there's lots of people publically calling him on it, and THAT happens all the time. Actually, my opinion is, if you are new and wind up scammed you either have to be really dumb or work really hard at it, or both, because other than formalizing the definition of the word "scam", I don't think this forum could do any more to protect Members from scammers and informing them of where the risks are; it's not possible.
     
  9. david wright

    david wright Regular Member

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    Internet Marketers are as trustworthy as poker players.

    It's the nature of the beast. Internet Marketing is a dirty business full of bad seeds. From the unknowns to the well known gurus people in this business will steal from their grandma if they could :D

    You just have to be careful. Like stone cold steve austin says DTA (Don't Trust Anybody)
     
  10. bertbaby

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    Don't blame IM but if you have tens of thousands of members a few shitheads getting into the mix is to be expected. I ask you this: How many scammers are there in the so-called real world?