The “I Make £437 Every Day” Advertorial Scam

The I Make 437 a Day Advertorial Scam

You’ve probably seen this ad around on the Internet. It’s been in circulation for a long time. If you’re anything like me you’ll have a policy of steering well clear when something you find online looks too good to be true. But these ads aren’t exactly an ‘underground’ phenomenon. They’re not restricted to aggressive ‘adult’ sites and the peer to peer networks. They appear on huge, supposedly reputable, mainstream sites, which have millions of users. That in itself lends them significant credibility. So where do the ads actually lead?…

Well, they lead to what’s known as an Advertorial site. In plain terms, a scam site.

The page is set up to look like an independent review, on a news site, which appears to have been endorsed by big and reputable news organisations. Here in the UK, that includes Sky News and the BBC. In America it includes CNN, NBC, ABC and FOX.

But the entire site is the work of a scam organisation. In fact, despite the way the site looks, it’s really just a single page. The links to other stories and sections don’t lead anywhere except to the con artist’s signup form, and the comments after the ‘article’ are all fake. It’s a con. Pure and simple. But the con artists are getting away with these ruses. Why? Because THEY ACTUALLY TELL YOU IT’S A CON. In very small print, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find the following information. I’ve used my own large, red, bold text to emphasise the important stuff. Needless to say the scam artists don’t do the same. This is the reality of “I make £437 every Day". Part 1…

Advertorial 1

And Part 2…

Advertorial 2

Or, in a sentence, it’s complete and utter bullshit. Not only that, but if you read the ‘advertorial’ you can see it’s clearly aimed at people who are in vulnerable situations. People who’ve lost their jobs and are in dire need of an income. Classic, morally bankrupt, scammers’ tactics. This setup seeks to con vulnerable people into throwing away what little means they do have on totally valueless offerings. Why are these cons allowed to persist? There has to be something wrong.

Author: Bob Leggitt

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A Free Retro Analog VST Synth

If you’re a musician who uses the VST environment on a PC, this piece of gear represents one of the best ways to get classic 1970s-style synth sounds without spending a penny. The Mutiny Polysynth from Planet Botch is a FREEWARE virtual analogue synthesizer for the VST environment. It’s already had many thousands of downloads, but why has it been such a popular choice? Continue reading A Free Retro Analog VST Synth

Microsoft Windows in 1985

Windows 1.0 - 1985

How sophisticated you would have been in the mid 1980s, with a Personal Computer, and Microsoft Windows 1.0 with its built-in word-processor – Microsoft Write

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My Psychic is a LIAR!

psychic-landscape

by Pinkie…
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I have been dating a psychic through the dating site Meetaplex. He still, however, charges me for psychic readings – even if we are engaged in sexual intercourse at the time. I am not exactly happy about this, but he said that his employer – Psychix Direct – would fire his ass if he told my fortune for free. Fair enough. But what is not fair enough is that I’ve now discovered my psychic boyfriend is a LIAR! His name is Adrian Monkshank.

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Top Ten Most Breathtaking Computer Prices of the 1989 Tandy Catalogue

Breathtaking Tandy Prices 1989

Tandy was a technology and electrical store with branches throughout the UK in the 1980s. The outlet was renowned for its relatively attractive prices on good, usable equipment. You’d probably go there to get your hi-fi, your intercom, your multitester… But you might just have thought twice before ordering their computer gear. In fact, legend has it that several UK-based IT Managers quite literally collapsed from clinical shock whilst obtaining RAM upgrade quotes from Tandy… But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

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Beat The Censors!!!

The Uncensor Button

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Hello. My name is Rick UNCENSORED. I am here for anyone who has had problems with censorship on this site. Using state of the art programming techniques, I have come up with an advanced software product which prevents moderators from interfering with your posts.

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Am I Under Surveillance?

Am I Under Surveillance

by Grip Thingles…
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For reasons unknown to me, I have been placed under surveillance by six men with a letter ‘T’ on the front of their shirts. I’ve checked with Twitter and they’re not from there.

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