Yesterday, Andrea Heiland, who writes Fools and Sages, brought to our attention the rise in work-at-home scams in her blog post, “Work At Home Scams On The Rise.” Loved her comments and added my two cents on how MLMs or Network Marketing companies can become a financial drain on people who are not cut out for their model. I guess this made me hyper-sensitive to ads on the Internet today, because I noticed the acronym GPT for the first time. So I had to go out and do some research on GPT, only to find the article, “Learn the Real Truth About Get Paid to (GPT) Sites“, which seems to best outline this scam.
I admit I do spend a lot of my time in my head, writing stories, out of touch with reality. So, I may be behind the times on knowing about this scam, although I’m sure there are others out there unaware like me. There really is nothing more ugly than a scam that suckers people in and then encourages the suckers to scam more people. And considering what you have to do to make a small amount of money, this is almost like volunteering to go to Hell. Hmmm…. There’s a short story idea in this.