Yet again today on another site I am a member of I received a spam ad in my messages.
Apart from the fact that the link in our profiles on that site says "Send Me A message" and not "Send Me your trash spam ads" there is another major disturbing factor.
I am seeing more and more web sites that display far too many RED FLAGS that are screaming out
"STAY AWAY AND DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION".
When people go to a site they are blinded by the HYPE and BS, promises of big earnings for doing nothing, and stupidly sign up.
Why do these sites have all this HYPE and BS? The answer is simple, to distract you from the fact they are hiding something.
When you go to a site No matter how good it sounds, YOU MUST LOOK for the following and READ them BEFORE you give any information.
Look for the links to
1. Terms of Service (TOS)
3. Information on how they say its supposed to work.
4. What does it Cost - especially if they say "Join Free" or "Free to Join" - common sense should tell you that if they say you can earn X amount that it means someone is going to have to pay something.
Usually once you have so blindly signed up for free you will find that you can NOT earn ANYTHING unless you upgrade to a monthly fee or make a one time payment.
Next time you are invited to join something STOP, THINK, LOOK for and READ the items I have listed, and if you cant find them, no matter how good it looks, DO NOT give any information.