It is crucially important to know what is a scam and how to be safe both online and offline.
In these days of instant communication Scammers appear to be everywhere! So it is vital that we are all aware of scams, and that we know how to recognise them. And it is equally important that we teach our children to be able to recognise them too.
A Good question!! The other day I received an email, which was not classed as Junk by the way, inviting me to watch a video. Nothing new there then!
The “blurb” accompanying the email explained that the author was “sick and tired” of the internet gurus who promised the earth and provided
nothing but disappointment and loss of investments! He assured the reader that he wanted to make amends for having scammed people himself in the past by offering a way to earn considerable amounts of money for no outlay!!
He stated that he had actually taken a lie detector test which affirmed that he was telling the truth about this “opportunity” and he claimed that he had made huge amounts of money with it during the past year!
Dubli claims to be the the world’s largest e-commerce direct selling company.
The idea behind it is that it creates a group of retailers in one large online shopping mall, and in return for the increased traffic that that should bring them, the retailers give %discounts to the customers.
In order to get there discounts, customers can join on three levels:
Free – Discounts range from 0.2% to around 6.5%
Premium – $4.95/month. Discounts are slightly more
VIP – $99/year. Discounts range from 0.9% to 15%*
They claim that some discounts are up to 70%, but the highest one I found was 24% and that was for a motor bike! Most tend to be around 6-9%.