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.