Twitter Work at Home Scams Reported by BBB

Do you feel like getting ripped off today?  Broke, out of work, homeless and playing on Twitter, you see a tweet that promises you hundreds of dollars for doing practically nothing.  You visit EasyTweetProfits.com and your eyes sparkle with anticipation.  You’re about to get rich lounging on your beanbag, and it’s risk-free.  It even says so on their website (more than once).  You can make $250 to $873 just by filling out online forms.  All you have to to is pay $1.95 for shipping.

Sound too good to be true?

Check out some key elements of their terms.

The registration data that you must supply on the Site in order to obtain the Easy Tweet Money CD-Rom, Member Services and/or other Easy Tweet Profits™ sponsored products and/or services includes, without limitation: (a) full name; (b) e-mail address; (c) telephone number; (d) home address; (e) credit card number and associated information; and (f) any and all other information requested on the applicable registration form (collectively, “Registration Data”).

You have to give them your credit card information?  To order a free CD?  Why?  Hmmmm.  Read on.

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship the Easy Tweet Money CD-Rom within seven (7) days to the shipping address that you provided during registration. On the date that your Easy Tweet Money CD-Rom is shipped, your initial seven (7) day trial offer (“Trial Membership”) shall begin, and you will be automatically enrolled in our Member Services program. If you do not cancel your Trial Membership during the applicable seven (7) day period, you agree to pay the monthly Membership fee of Forty-Seven Dollars ($47.00) (“Monthly Fees” and together with CD-Rom Fees, the “Fees”). Your Active Credit Card will be charged the applicable amount for all Fees, including the shipping and handling charges, for the Easy Tweet Money CD-Rom, upon registration and/or renewal. All charges are payable in United States currency, and such Fees will appear on your Active Credit Card bill as “CpiPay.com.”

Are things becoming clearer?

This company, located in Surrey, England will ship you a wonderful money-making CD for only $1.95.  From the date of shipment, your trial membership (7 days long!) begins.  If you do not cancel your “trial membership” before the 7 days is up, your active credit card gets charged $47.  Will you even get your CD before the 7 days is up?  I guess it depends on where in the world you are.

Risk-free?  Not even close.  These people will never get my credit card information, and they should never get yours.  Watch out for money-making schemes that seem too good to be true on Twitter (or any other social networking site).  They probably are.

For more information, check out this article at the Better Business Bureau’s website.

Advertisements

6 responses to “Twitter Work at Home Scams Reported by BBB

  1. That’s crazy but unfortunately a part of the world we live in today. The more we let others know about these things the better off we’ll all be.

  2. It is crazy. In this down economy people are looking for ways to make money. It’s usually the ones that are the worst off that are looking for things like this … they know they shouldn’t give out the info, but they do because the site sounds “trusted” and “risk free” and then a week later – bam! $47 on their credit card. And then they can’t figure out how to cancel. Pretty sad.

  3. Boy anytime you have to give someone all your personal info, plus your credit card number, that should always raise a red flag. It’s a hard time for a lot of people, and so many are willing to try anything. If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is.

  4. You’re not the only one to have found out about CpiPay.com. Check out this site … http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/cpipaycom-c107073.html … all these people have been ripped off too. These guys are con artists and should be stopped. But they’re not the only ones ripping people off … companies all over are doing it. These are bad times & you should be careful who you hand your credit card out to!

    • Thanks for the link. I’ll be heading over to read about the other unfortunate situations caused by CpiPay.com. Thieves, con artists, rip-off gurus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s