There are some legitimate data entry and mystery shopping companies out there, but none of them will ever spam you with misleading, deceptive information. However, a lot of people are giving these two industries in particular a bad name, hoping to make a buck off of you.
Data entry is supposed to be about placing ads, doing spreadsheet or database work, or perhaps preparing taxes and other documents for companies, and getting paid for it. You would typically go to work for such companies as an independent contractor, and do their work for them in your home. Transferring information from paper to computer is basically what data entry is, and it can be a good job to have.
That's not what the data entry scam is. First of all, you are not going to make $750 a day right from your first day with a real online job. As in the real world, you should never pay money up front for a job, just as you would not as an independent contractor. Also, if you were not looking for such a job, then why were you spammed? Finally, if it was this easy to make lots of money fast right out of the gate, don't you think everyone would be doing it?
The data entry scam is the old "stuffing envelopes" trick, where you would attempt to get people to fall for the same scam you did, trying to get them to buy the same thing you did. That's not data entry. They claim you can get relatively wealthy pretty quickly, making it appear attractive, and that's never true. As anyone who is in business for themselves on or offline knows, it takes awhile just to cover your startup costs, and then begin to earn a profit. It never works the way the scammers say it does because business never works like that.
Think about it this way: If you opened a store on Main St., trying to sell products that no one could use, how long would you be in business? Not very long.
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