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because it is SPAM, it is fake, it is phoney, it's a SCAM.

Posted By: R on 2007-12-16
In Reply to: why? - - n/m

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    THIS IS A SCAM!!! This is an absolute scam -
    please tell us that you did not send them any money!! There have even been articles written in magazines about this company being a SCAM!!
    Before I found out it was a fake, it was
    Blair Witch project. Never been so scared of a movie in my life!!
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    over a particular relative's gifts? I swear my big sister gives the cheesiest, cheapest gifts every year - last year she gave me deodorant samples and the year before that some tupperware (???!!!) she was about 2 throw away. It is soooo hard to act excited and I dread the moment when I have to open her gifts every year. I always save hers for last and give an Oscar winning performance. Do U have a really cheap relative and how do U act excited?
    $3.00 a page. I wish $300 - sorry. Also by fake it, I
    mean, just be confident when you speak to the doctors' offices - don't let on that you are unsure of yourself!! That's what I meant by "fake it"!!
    fake job, not working, eh?
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    I even get spam IMs! Never had that before.... (sm)
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    Is there a way to track the origin of IMs? (Always gibberish 'email addresses' on them - possibly comuter-generated.)

    And how about all the spam for Rolex watches? What IS that c**p? Anyone get similar garbage-IMs, and do your companies offshore? I think Georgia MT may be onto something that is only the tip of a nasty iceberg.
    It's just spam.

    Those things have been making the rounds for years . . . they're most likely just garden-variety spam.  You don't have to visit creepy websites to get them, either.

    You'll get spam like that if your email address gets picked up on mailing lists.  For instance, you enter your email address on some legitimate website, and then somehow the list of addresses ends up in the hands of some spammer.  Or, your email address gets picked up off a board by an address-collecting spammer. 

    Just delete without reading them.  NEVER click the things on the bottom where you can request to be removed from their list--those are usually just ways for them to confirm that they've mailed to a valid address, thus making your address more valuable for them.  

    If you're in the market for a new internet provider, Earthlink filters out most of those automatically and gives you a spam filter on your account. You can delete anything like that that gets through without having to download it into your computer and you can report chronic spammers to them so they can be blocked.  It's very nice--you can rid yourself of spam AND get a grip on huge photos and jokes that your family forwards to you. 

    Need some help on how to cut down on spam
    I don't know if there is a free web site I can install or just how to get rid of all this unsolicitated spam I get each and every day. Anyone out there, help!!
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    Set up spam filters. I have MSN as my ISP. sm
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    MSN has different filter options. But I am sure your ISP probably has something similar. I have a safe sender list, a safe mailing list, and a blocked sender list. Anything that is not on any of my lists goes directly to my junk mail folder. I do check my junk folder periodically because sometimes legitimate mail ends up there. I find a lot of my scrapbooking sites end up there. LOL.

    That said, I guess the only thing you can do is just not open anything that you don't recognize. And keep your virus, malware, Spyware and other "'wares" up to date.

    Good luck.
    Is your spam filter on?
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    We did a fun fur compact, an Altoids tin with fake fur glued on..sm
    the top, a ribbon around the sides and a jewel glued into the middle of the top. Oh and a little mirror on the inside. You might want to paint the tins ahead of time and maybe glue the mirror in ahead of time too but they can do the rest. They were very popular!  The girls can keep 'em and the boys can give 'em to mom.  link enclosed. Be sure to use a tacky glue like Aleene's.
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    Interesting, I had spam today from someone who had
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    Email spam software
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    and is protected from bots that glean email addresses from websites.  As far as that email is concerned, it has been cycling around for years and anyone could receive it.

    Did you check your junk mail or spam folder? Sometimes they in there

    ugggh regular TV means sit coms and fake dramas with B actors?
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    The check went through for 200.96.

    I got a call from auto loan HSBC (Household) who said I owed them 61.00 for late fees. I bank with Wells Fargo.

    What is up with this??? I have never in 25 yrs had this happen. Who could be at fault? Has anyone had this experience.
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    I wouldn't go with it.
    OMG - SCAM. You do not have to
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    You should call the Federal Trade Commission with that phone number and any information you have about this group.

    Bless her heart.
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    yes its a scam
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    No, it's a SCAM. (n/m)
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    It's a scam.
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    Of course it's a scam. Most MQMTs don't get it.
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    I once sent in a poem that was not that good, and each year since (5 years) I receive a notice that I am being considered for "Poet of the Year" and the poem is redated each year.I also get invited to conventions to receive my "silver bowl award" at a cost, of course.  Yes, I did BUY the book. How stupid am I? Don't fall for it.
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    AmeriPlan is NOT a scam...it never claims that you will get rich quick or anything else.  What it does do is provide a way for people to work from home if they want or need to.  Yes, I am a Independent Business Owner for Ameriplan and I'm so proud to say that I am.  I am a Christian with high moral standards and if it weren't for AmeriPlan my husband that is paralyzed from his neck down would receive no medical help at all.  If it weren't for AmeriPlan my husband would not receive his prescriptions in a timely manner.  If it weren't for AmeriPlan I would be working outside of the home with my husband in a "home" somewhere other than ours.  My 2 and half year old daughter would be in day care and wouldn't spend everyday with her mom and dad.  I support a family of 6 (my husband, myself and four chidlren) thanks to Ameriplan.  Prior to AmeriPlan I was constantly stuggling to make ends meet and most of the time they did not meet at all.  My husband was placed in the hospital on several occassions because I could not afford prescriptions that he needed so desperately.  He will be receiving Medicare at the end of this year (2006), but until then we are so thankful and grateful to have a wonderful plan like AmeriPlan.

    As with any company, there are going to be disgruntled Employees.  Some businesses work great for some people, but they do not work for others.  The fact of the matter is...if someone really wants to work from home and do the work, treat it like a business then they will succeed.  If they choose not to do this, more than likely their business will fail.  Doesn't take a rocket scientist or "MLM Scam Pro" to figure that one out.  There are some scams in MLM network marketing, but their are a lot of programs that are not.  You just have to do the research and find out for sure.  As far as the better business bureau goes....AmeriPlan has complaints I will not dispute that fact, but you also have to consider the extremely high volume of customers they deal with.  The last time I checked it was 200+ complaints, but in regard to that we have 1.7 million members!  These are people that are completely satisfied with our services.  The complaints come from people that are trying to work the business that, as I stated before, were not successful.  MLM marketing isn't forever one and just because they did not succeed at it does not make it an illegitimate company nor a scam. 

    As far as people referring to it as insurance...this is a huge mistake many new brokers make.  Ameriplan will terminate someones business immediately if an independent business owner sales our discount benefits plan on the premise that this is insurance (and they are made aware of it).  Of course AmeriPlan cannot validate every single person is not referring to our plan as insurance some time or another.  It is unfortunate that people do misrepresent what AmeriPlan has to offer, but again these are INDEPENDENT Business Owners, so AmeriPlan cannot "police" their every single more or comment.  Also, there are "bad seeds" in every apple...unfortunate, but true.  Ameriplan works diligently to weed out those bad seeds, but just like any other large company you don't always find them until it's too late.  Just ask the now bankrupt Enron how great Kenneth Lay was?  They didn't realize he was a bad see until he had depleted everyone of their retirement.  I'm sure every employee of WalMart, Target, Dillards, and JCPenney's have not all been exemplary, but they are not considered scam artists because of the fact they have a few bad seeds.

    Now for the refunds.  AmeriPlan does offer a 30day money back guarantee to MEMBERS...not Independent Business Owners.  They do not guarantee you to make money in 30 days because they cannot guarantee that a IBO (independent business owner) will do what they are suppose to do in order to make money immediately.  I personally can guarantee that if someone signs up to  be an IBO under me and they take the training that I offer, accept my help and coaching calls that they will make money in 30 days.  This isn't a written guarantee nor is what I'm saying backed by AmeriPlan because I am an INDEPENDENT Business Owner.  The odds of someone doing all those things are pretty slim, unfortunately because I would love everyone to be as successful as I have been, but no everyone has the drive that I have.  It takes someone that is extremely serious and willing to focus and put in the hard work in order to be successful.  To say that AmeriPlan does not stand behind their services is completely false!  They are excellent services, I use them myself as well as many of my family members that has insurance to boot.  We have a 90% retention rate with our services which means that 9 out of 10 people that use our services KEEP our services.  I'm not sure which state you live in because I find it extremely hard to believe that you have only a couple of providers in your whole entire state.  Maybe  you should learn to quote the facts rather than make up whatever is convenient for you.  Ameriplan has 500,000 providers nationwide.

    I apologize in advance for offending anyone if I have at all, this was not my intentions.  I only want to stand up for a very reputable company which not only writes my paychecks, but is extremely reputable!

    Wishing you all a week filled with GREAT health and Blessings from Above!

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    Kenosha, WI 53143-6281
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    Location: Kenosha, WI
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    It costs $ 40.-- McAfee PLUS for 1 year and if one subscribes early for the coming year, McAfee gives a discount of $ 10.-- and it comes to $ 30.--.
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    Again: for Tech Support: Why do you not favor McAfee?

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    Scam schools

    I am posting this in the hopes of locating other students/grads who attended the same school in Wisconsin that I did. Thank you for your help.

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    Just wait'll some rich doctor has a medical procedure someday, his or her reports get sent to India, Philippines or Pakistan, their identity gets sold by some disgruntled Indian worker who is also getting shafted pay-wise and is ticked off at his/her employer, and the doc's bank account gets drained.

    If it hasn't already happened, then it most certainly will. If it's a regular patient, the hospitals could care less. But when it happens to a doc (or a hospital head-honcho), then you just know the hospital is gonna hear about it, and LOUDLY.
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    That is a scam!! It is on snopes. It will not work
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    This sounds like a similar scam that used to post here. Non-MT work-at-home jobs that sounded a little too good to be true and the email addy was always HR at something or other dot com.

    People are probably not going to pursue losing $12 in a scam like they would several hundred.
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