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[ NNSquad ] Must Read: "Scamworld": how "get rich quick" schemes became online monsters

Must Read: "Scamworld": how "get rich quick" schemes became online

http://j.mp/11vVrA9  (The Verge)

   "Raygoza is an Internet Marketer - a 21st century snake oil salesman.
    The term Internet Marketing in this context describes both a
    particular business model used to sell fraudulent products and
    services online, and the community or subculture that embraces it. It
    operates out in the open - with poorly designed websites, tacky
    infomercials, and outrageous claims designed to scare off the wary and
    draw in the curious, desperate, and naive. The Internet Marketer
    positions himself as a marketing "guru" with a product or coaching
    services guaranteed to generate income.  The path to internet riches
    begins with an introductory product, such as a book or DVD. This is
    often a loss leader: the real value for the Internet Marketer is that
    it allows him to capture your contact information. Once you're in the
    system, your inbox will be flooded with offers for software, DVD sets,
    and coaching programs costing several hundreds or thousands of

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This is a long, must read article.  Maybe not must read for you, but
perhaps for some naive relatives and friends.  Yeah, do read it.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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