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    GoDaddy is a Scam!

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Do NOT use GoDaddy for anything! Why? First, their customer support is awful. They won’t answer my questions and give me canned responses that don’t even make sense. Second, they’re hosting sucks. I spent days trying to get a site up because of all the glitches. I even had a web building savvy person help me and even she couldn’t believe how horrible GoDaddy’s hosting was. After a few days of trying, I gave up and asked for a refund. Customer service informed me that I couldn’t get a refund because I didn’t ask within 48 hours. So, they’re saying I should have given up sooner, I guess.…

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    Titan Escrow Group Inc. Scam

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Here is another scam you all should be aware of. I got an email this morning offering me a job and I decided to do a little research on it before I replied. Turns out, many people have gotten this email and at least one person has been the victim of fraud. According to the person on this forum, she handed over copies of her identification and the scammers used it. Now, there is a legit company named Titan Escrow Group Inc., but they have nothing to do with this scam as far as I can tell. They are located in California and the “job offer” is for…

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    Another Freelance Writer Scam: They’re Everywhere!

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Can you believe that I was targeted by another freelance writer scam? That’s two this month! What is wrong with these people? I was asked to edit the text of an article for a guy named Jason Dickson. (His email is jj_dickins@att.net, just in case you get targeted by him. Nothing unusual there. The text was particularly horrible, so I charged more. The guy said that he’d mail me a check. This was my first mistake. Writer’s don’t ever accept checks as payment if it’s from someone you’ve never heard of and that is an individual. Checks from big companies are fine. Next, the guy said that his partner cut the check…

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    Beware of the Roche Writer’s Scam

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I was targeted yesterday by a scammer. I had applied for a job writing for the company Roche, so I wasn’t surprised when I got a text message from a guy, Randy Edward, claiming to be part of their HR. He told me that he wanted to do an IM interview through Yahoo. Okay, I’ve done IM interviews before. No problem. The interview progressed just like any other. It got weird when he said that I needed to purchase some equipment from one of the software companies that they use and that they would reimburse me. Now, I realize some legitimate companies work this way. Jack-in-the-Box, for example, requires employees…