Beware the Free Dinners

07.02.04-GKP EXCOMM-RC Dinner Meeting @ KL 017 © by gkpsecretariat

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How You Can Become Wealthy Beyond You Dreams

I get these in the mail from time to time. Maybe not these exact words, but something similar. It may be how you can create great wealth from home running an online business, or how to no longer pay utility bills. Yes, people can become wealthy running an online business. Look at the Facebook crew. Yes, you can use alternative energy to lower your utility bills, something worth checking out.  Dinner sounds great.  Grab your spouse and go.

NOT BEFORE YOU DO SOME FACT CHECKING

 One invite I’d received was about internet marketing, promising to get on the front page of Google. I searched online under the company’s name. Wow they sure do have many dissatisfied clients who plunked down thousands of their hard earned cash. Weird in that since they are able to get a website on the front page of Google how all these uphappy people pull up before their own website. I didn’t know if they were scamming people or not, preying upon the gullible, desperate or offering a legitimate service. However, if they can’t get their own website ranked above the complainers, they aren’t too good at their job.

A friend gave me a call.  She was all excited.  She attended the dinner, got a free cd player for her son.  Lots of money to be made she said, and she thought of me.  I know how to do things online, maybe we could form a partnership.   But first she has to attend a second seminar a couple hours away.  She was sad I couldn’t come as I missed the first meeting.  She talked to the guys in charge.  Sure she could bring a friend, they’d make a special exception for me.

What did they teach you I asked?  First one promised how to get on the first page of Google.  She thought for a while, don’t think they answered that.  Seems they only showed various success stories of people making boatloads of money.  I told her about my online research, the amount of money people spent.  How I could get similar services as ones they were offering for so much less money.  Why I wouldn’t be going.  She didn’t go either.  🙂

So I checked out yesterday’s offer on getting rid of my energy bills. More unhappy people. In fact, just like the previous company, I see they’ve changed their name do to complaints but didn’t even change their phone number. Better Business Bureau shows complaints, most resolved but complaints just the same. My time in precious. So is my husband’s. We’ll stay home and possibly play with grandkids. Money? We’ll do our own research and work with companies people say good things about.

Today’s Tip

Research companies online for doing business with them, or even before attending their seminars.

Today’s Task

Share with us in the comments offers you’ve received, did you attend? did it change your life? Please share your stories.

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