Swipebay – Is It An Internet Scam?
Alerting people to scams and internet fraud isn’t really our focus here but Swipebay has definitely caught our attention – it’s certainly suspicious. Swipebay has certainly drawn a lot of attention to themselves in a short span of time. Swipebay was just created in October of last year. So, they’ve been up and running for about four months. But already Swipebay has generated a relatively huge number of visitors. How have they achieved this?
Apparently they have been able to do this in large part to posting almost identical comments on a wide variety of sites. The comments themselves are invariably the same and have little to nothing to do with the article or post they purport to be commenting upon. If you click on their link you’re led to their site – which seems to be affiliated with ‘ Key Internet Jobs ‘. Their claim is that you could make $390 a week or more over and over for as long as you like. For this opportunity they are asking you to pay $49.95. Certainly sounds like another internet work at home scam. Even more fishy is the fact that if you try to google the company entering search terms like Swipebay, scam or Key Internet Jobs, ripoff or fraud – you will find that they have created their own ‘independent’ websites to convince you that it is not a scam or a fraud. From their advertising tactics, the fact that their products sounds very similar to most other work at home scams I have heard of, and the fact that they have felt the need to dominate all google searches with their company names and the word scam in them with their own websites claiming that they are entirely legitimate….I would caution anyone to stay well away from this company or at least do some thorough research and try to talk with someone who has been involved with them. I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who has had dealings with this company – positively or negatively.
Legitimate Online Opportunities
For those who are truly interested in legitimate work at home opportunities we have two methods that we highly recommend. Each cost less than a $20 investment so you could actually get involved with both for less than the cost of the risky swipebay scheme. The first is working with companies that are looking for people to help them assemble their products at home. Home assembly jobs can be fun and profitable endeavors. Many companies offer positions that use the skills you have acquired previously. Some even teach you how to assemble their products with step-by-step guides and easy-to-follow directions. Many will send you the required parts at little or no cost. You don’t have to do any selling, simply send the finished product back to them. If you’re interested in this type of work you can check it out here.
Earn Money Writing Articles Online
A second good legitimate path to work from home that pays is to use your writing skills. You can write from home and set your own work pace. Visit our page of free resources listed below or check out this an opportunity that we recommend to launch your online writing career: Work From Home Writing . (This does cost about $18 – our free resource page below is….free.)
*** Update 1-24-2011 ***
Ironically for a site that is supposed to be about rice cookers, this has quickly become the most popular page on our site. Since so many of you seem to be interested in working from home or making money online – both probably – we have added a page with some free resources to help you get started making money writing online. If you are hesitant to invest a small amount in the programs described above then you should definitely check out this page. This focuses on legitimate opportunities to use your writing skills and get paid for it. It’s quick and easy to begin and everything there is free with no need to submit your credit card or paypal information, etc.