Get Rich Schemes and Fake Review Websites
Some websites are themselves scams; claiming to offer you a good deal, a warning about scam business plans or reviews of other websites and get-rich schemes. The overwhelming majority of the time, Get-Rich-Quick Schemes are shams, actually promoting their own (or others) prices or products, which are terrible and at worst, some are identity thieves! Some use a variety of convoluted businesses to skirt the laws and regulations, as many, if not most Multi-Level Marketing companies do, some are blatant rip-offs.
What Defines a Get Rich Scheme or a Scam WebSite?
We all intuitively know when we are being conned or scammed, but there are some clear warning signs to watch for, that we use to define scam websites:
Get-Rich Scams and Work-From-Home Schemes Unmasked!
See our page that lists the most common get-rich schemes like Isackson and 49GetMoney.com, others
Reporting a Fraudulent Business Proposal
In the United States contact:
Phone: (202) 435–5850
Fax: (202) 435–5031
Or contact the local U.S. Secret Service Field Office.
Contact the Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If there is no FCS office, contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Consular Section or the Regional Security Office.
For other government agencies to report scams, see this page. And of course, write us! We are always interested in hearing about any potential scams!
Is is a scam, or just terrible web design?
At first glance you might think this is a legitimate website for a legitimate business. But compare the images, text and links. What does this ubiquitous photo of a young college aged blond woman with a backpack have to do with anything related to shipping cargo? And you've probably seen that photo many times before; it seems to grace many scam websites.
Where is the link to contact information?
Why does a quick search in Google for "basecargo.com scam" turn up 10 results, such as:
Evidently, there had been a scam on that domain; they folded, and now the domain is hosting nothing more than sponsored listings, web-speak for advertisements.
The present website is more a simple waste of time than a scam.
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