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  1. Jul 25, 2010 #1
    I'm on various social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook,...) and from time to time I come across messages offering different ways to make or save money.

    My question: Is there an Online service that can verify their claims - a "Products & Services" overview ?
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  3. Jul 25, 2010 #2


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    Assume they are all scams.
  4. Jul 26, 2010 #3


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    Definitely. The "Work from home" jobs are the worst. They will play a nice song and dance about you making money but the first (and only) transaction is always sending money to them. Of course they give reasons for it like, you have to take a training course, etc. But you have to ask yourself if this would be reasonable if you were working in a regular office. The best way to save your money is to not sent it to them in the first place.

    As far as checking a site, I would Google the phrase "Company X scams" and see where that leads. I'm sure that most of these sites have a lot of dissatisfied customers. Read their horror stories and you will see how common these scams are.
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  5. Jul 26, 2010 #4
    Thanks to both of you for the feedback.

    Since I posted my question, I spend lots of time on the net searching for info, and found....

    I googled "been verified" and found Looking for free people search and background checks? http://www.beenverified.com/

    But it can't verify people who don't use their real names, but screennames

    And, ....

    Scam Watch : http://www.imreportcard.com/

    Tips For Finding The Best Work At Home Sites : http://www.articlealley.com/article_1644341_15.html [Broken]

    Click "Scams" under Topics (on the left): http://www.articlealley.com/tags-318.html
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