Caveat emptor: Please buy my “How to get instantly rich” scam


If you surf the Net with Ad-Block off, you will no doubt at some point spot something like this …

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For the curious, I found that one on the Christian Post website as a sponsored ad, so it can only lead me to ponder the ethics involved in their willingness to host a scam.

Wow it sounds exciting, so you click the link and you get taken to a website that is devoid of any actual detail, but whips up the excitement of you getting lots of income even more. There are also lots of comments at the bottom from folks who will assure you about the lots of income they have received and yet you still have no idea how this actually works …

… but …

…just click, fill in a form and then watch the money roll in, all free and they assure you that no credit card is required, just send them your email address so that they can spam contact you …

… or …

… you could just google their scheme name (Millionaire Blueprint in this case) along with the word “scam” or “skeptic” and see what pops up, for example this, or this site which lays it all out like this and explains that they are into binary trading …

While binary options is both a legal and real investment opportunity, the Millionaire Blueprint is not likely to be a real and trustworthy investment opportunity.

Though this system claims to be free, in order to use their system you must partner with the binary options trading platform of their choice. In the past this has been Inside Option, though it is currently BinaryDas.com. Regardless of which trading platform it is, however, users must deposit at least $200 into their account in order to begin trading. So while you do not pay a fee directly to the Millionaire Blueprint, you cannot use their system without having at least $200 to invest.

The truth is that this same program is also sold under the name the Free Money System, which was found online at FinanceXO.com, and the reality that this company actually receives some kind of a “finder’s fee” from the trading websites they partner with whenever they send someone there who opens an account. Whether you are successful at earning money is irrelevant to them, because they are paid when you simply open an account.

In addition, if you read the Millionaire Blueprint disclaimer, they are very clear that nothing they say in their video presentation should “be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings.” This despite the fact that the presentation repeatedly says you are “guaranteed” to earn a million dollars within 90 days.

Finally, though the video presentation says you need no knowledge of trading, that “no brain power is required on your part,” and “this system does everything for you,” they also say that this system will not be successful for people who are not prepared to do everything they need to do to be reach. Well, either the system does everything for you and you need no brain power, or you will be asked to do things that do require preparation and brain power – it can’t be both.

Side note: Be aware, when googling you will tend to find many who will tell you that this one is a scam, but they in turn have an alternative that is not, and so if you just click here and … well, you get the idea, the folks competing with each other in this scam market appear to be quite happy to piss all over each other.

None of this is new

In the 1840’s Samuel Brannan owned the only store in San Francisco. When gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, near Coloma, California, he instantly saw the opportunity, so he rushed out and bought all the picks, shovels and pans he could find, then proceeded to run up and down the streets of San Francisco, shouting “Gold! Gold on the American River!”.

Within 9 weeks he had made $36,000, and three-quarters of the male population of San Francisco left town for the gold mines.

Caveat emptor

So when faced with somebody telling you about all the gold out there, tries to dazzle you with promises of quick riches, then proceeds to try and sell you a gold pan and shovel, pause and ask yourself this – “If it really does work, why is this guy trying to sell me a pan and shovel for a few dollars, why is he not out there digging up the gold for himself?”

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