Here's a new little twist for the scammers, but a smart one -- for them. Someone actually took the time to rub two or more collective brain cells together for this one LOL. It's a unique way to spam you, scam you, and check to see if your e-mail address is active, almost at the same time. These guys actually purchased two different domains because they know there are gullible people out there who will fall for this.
Personally, I'm highly biased against HYIP programs because I got burned on one of them. In the end, they really are just scams; they're Ponzi schemes. I lost $500, and thousands of others each lost a lot more. If you'd like to participate, you can, but get in and then take your money out quick. Never spend more than you can afford to lose. Pay attention to what other members of the program are saying. When other people begin to say they're not being paid, or when search results begin to say it's a scam, it's time take your money and move on.
These guys are offering an HYIP program that costs only $5 to join. These are always Ponzi schemes, and they're not really legal. It depends upon your morality tolerance I suppose. This is why Bernie Madoff will be in prison for the rest of his life, but people usually don't go to jail unless they've scammed millions or billions like "Made-Off" did. Yet governments around the world do the very same thing, and call it social security. That's for another website, though.
If you should get involved with this, you might make some money for a little while, and then the program will fall apart. They always do. The scam artists disappear with your money and then setup another website somewhere else. The reason it's smart for them is that they want you to spend $5 to join, and then spend some more money for their "premium advertising." I suspect if they're dishonest enough to run a Ponzi scheme like this, then all they will do is collect your advertising money and then do nothing with it. You will get no advertising, other than what they do to spam people like me, because I was never on their e-mailing list.
There are some more HYIP scams posted on this page. To be fair, here is a video of a guy who tells both sides of the story. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
This particular scam-mail almost looks believeable, which is what these scammers are counting on. How do I know this is a scam?
4-1-9 Investment Scam
Look up the definition of "stupid" and you'll find a picture of this guy. He says right up front that he's from Nigeria, wants us to give him the benefit of the doubt, and prove his "honesty" to us. And yet, as "financial auditor," he also says that he "moved" $5 million from his employer's bank account to his own LOL. So basically, he wants to prove his "honesty" to us, but he also stole money from his employer. How honest is that? Not very. I suspect he didn't think things through very well because the money doesn't really exist, of course, so he has nothing to be nervous about, except for scamming you out of your money. For more of these samples, Click Here, and there is also an ABC Documentary about 419 scams located Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I don't know too much about investing, escrow accounts, or what all is involved with those, but the money doesn't exist. It never does. In addition, this scam-mail says it's coming from a "Lloyd Hill," and yet throughout it, the scammer says his name is "Lyod Hills." You really have to wonder sometimes LOL. To see this entry and a few more, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.