Late one night when watching the tube, you see an Infomercial describing a
guaranteed "30 Minute Money Making System." It sounds great. For only $40
bucks you'll get help that will get you started with your own online business.
Sounds good, and since its on TV, it must be on the up-and-up, right?

How it Works

Wrong. The "Money Making System" simply includes a few manuals and
guidebooks that explain how the Internet works, offers business ideas and
provides redundant information regarding web sites and search engines.
Not a scam, but certainly not worth your $40 investment.

But, the ploy does not end there. In a few weeks, you'll receive a phone call
from a "caring and concerned" representative from the infomercial company
who just wants to check in to see how your new business is going. Of
course, your new business is going nowhere because the manuals they
sent you were completely useless.

The representative tells you that, since you are having problems, you should
really consider the "gold" plan, which will provide you with a web site, web
site hosting, advertising, search engine registration and all sorts of other
provisions. You are told that it will ONLY cost you $5,000 but you'll be making
much more than that within a month, so there is no need to be concerned
about the huge cash outlay.

Reality Check

You should be aware that if you pay the additional $5,000 you'll be provided
with services that you could of gotten completely free of charge from the
Internet. When you try to get a refund, you find out that you were recorded
"accepting and authorizing" the charge on your credit card, so you are legally
bound to pay-up. The $5,000 plan contains feature you could get for only a
fraction of the cost, and it is highly unlikely you will be making 'thousands' as
guaranteed by the representative. Just a big scam.

It is highly recommend you avoid infomercial offers. Even products that
aren't considered with money  or a business opportunities such as Video
Professor may have hidden charges.

It isn't uncommon to be charged for services you didn't recall ordering. Often
you only recourse is to cancel your card so you stop getting billed. Getting a
refund is very difficult. To read more about his out how an infomercial scam
works, read
The Anatomy Of a Scam.

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