GPT Resource

Free guide to legitimate GPT and survey sites

Although there are many different ways to make money online,
there are plenty of dishonest people who try to take advantage of the less internet-savvy.

This page will be dedicated to alerting all GPT or Survey participants
to several different scams floating around the internet.

One great place to see if you may fall prey to a scam is:

http://www.snopes.com 

This website is full of scams and urban legends.

One good rule of thumb to follow is...

If it seems too good to be true... it probably is- be aware!

British or Canadian Lottery

Have you received a check for around $3,000 from a lottery that you cannot remember entering? 
Many people have received a check from the British or the Canadian lottery with an initial check for $2,899-$3,000.
This is not real.  Do not cash the check
People who have cashed their check have found their bank accounts wiped out or their credit ruined.

Phishing

I received this e-mail "Phishing" my information. BASICALLY they make their website look like the REAL paypal site- then stick links in there that lead directly to their accounts. When you enter or "update" your information through their links- they steal your information and your money!

Don't fall for this! When in doubt- go to http://www.PayPal.com and check your account status directly through their website!

 

PayPal
Your account will be suspended !
 

We are contacting you to remind you that on January 22 2007 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your

account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:

We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as

lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.

 

To securely confirm your PayPal information please go to your PayPal's Update Profile or click on the link bellow:


Click here to activate your account






Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team



PayPal Email ID PP468

Protect Your Account Info
Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL (https://www.paypal.com/us/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips
Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.

This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.

We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access

as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period

of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
 

 

E-mail with foreign job offer

I received an e-mail entitled: Honesty is Required. I have received similar offers for employment by "foreign investors."
Don't fall for this- they can end up causing you a big headache and no compensation for your efforts.

Copy of the e-mail as follows:

DR BABACAR DIAGNE
DIRECTOR: TREASURY AND EXCHANGE UNIT
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DAKAR-SENEGAL

FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THESE LETTER. I AM DR BABACAR
DIAGNE, THE DIRECTOR OF TREASURY AND BILL EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN
REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT IN THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE WHERE I WORK.

MYSELF AND THREE OTHER COLLEAGUES IN THIS DEPARTMENT ARE CURRENTLY IN
NEED OF A FOREIGN PARTNER WHO WILL PRESENT A DESIGNATED SAFE FOREIGN
ACCOUNT WHERE WE CAN TRANSFER INTO THE SUM OF TWENTY THREE MILLION, SEVEN
HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS ( 23,700.000.00 ). THIS FUND ACCRUED
LEGITIMATELY TO US AS COMMISSION FROM FOREIGN CONTRACTS, THROUGH OUR PRIVATE
CONNECTIONS. THE FUND IS PRESENTLY WAITING TO BE REMITTED BY THE APEX
BANK TO ANY FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT PRESENTED BY US FOR THIS REMITTANCE.
HOWEVER, BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITIONS AS CIVIL SERVANTS IN OUR COUNTRY, WE
CANNOT ACQUIRE THIS MONEY IN OUR NAMES, BECAUSE AS HIGH PLACED CIVIL
SERVANTS, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT TO OWN
OR OPERATE FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNTS OUTSIDE OUR SHORES. ON THE OTHER HAND,
IT IS NOT SAFE FOR US TO KEEP THE MONEY HERE DUE TO OUR UNSTABLE
POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT.

I HAVE BEEN DELEGATED AS A MATTER OF TRUST BY MY COLLEAGE, TO LOOK FOR
A HONEST FOREIGN PARTNER IN WHOSE ACCOUNT WE WILL TRANSFER THE SUM OF
$23,700,000.00 US DOLLARS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT AND FURTHER INVESTMENT
PROJECTS IN YOUR COUNTRY. ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION, YOU
WILL BE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN SHARE OF THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION. WE
HAVE AGREED THAT 30 % OF THIS MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS OUR FOREIGN
PARTNER, IN RESPECT TO THE PROVISION OF A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE
TRANSFER, 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE TRANSFER
PROCESS AND 65% WOULD BE FOR ME AND MY COLLEAGUE. THEREAFTER I AND MY
COLLEAGUE WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT ACCORDING TO THE
PERCENTAGES INDICATED, HENCE THE REASON FOR REQUESTING YOUR SINCERE
CO-OPERATION IN WORKING TOGETHER AS PARTNERS AND RECEIVE THE FUNDS IN YOUR BANK
ACCOUNT WITH TOTAL TRUST.

PLEASE, YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP THIS INFORMATION A TOP SECRET AS
WE ARE STILL IN THE SERVICE AND INTEND TO RETIRE FROM SERVICE CIVIL
SERVICE AFTER WE CONCLUDE THIS DEAL WITH YOU. I WILL BE MONITORING THE
WHOLE SITUATION HERE IN THIS MINISTRY UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE MONEY IN YOUR
ACCOUNT AND ASK US TO COME DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR SUBSEQUENT SHARING
OF THE FUND ACCORDING TO PERCENTAGES WE AGREED UPON. ALL OTHER
NECESSARY INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO CHAMPION THIS
TRANSACTION WITH US. I SUGGEST YOU GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
THROUGH MY DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER 00221 4829179 OR THIS CONFIDENTIAL
EMAIL STATING YOUR WISH IN THIS DEAL.

THANKS AND BEST REGARDS.
YOURS FAITHFULLY,
DR BABACAR DIAGNE
DIRECT TEL: 00221 4829179

Lottery winnings e-mail

I received this e-mail today. Don't ever give out the information they're asking for here:

FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR: INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT
WINNING NOTIFICATION FOR CATEGORY "A" WINNER ONLY

ATTENTION!

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the last final annual
draw of our LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL Programs. The online cyber lotto
draws
was
conducted from an exclusive list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of
individuals and
corporate institutions,picked by an advanced automated random computer
search from the
internet.No tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as a
winner in the category "A" with the following numbers attached Ref
Number:
GP 14-M-246-04,Batch Number:
573881545-NL/2006 and Ticket Number: PP 3502 /8707-01.

You are therefore to receive a cash prize of $2,500,000.00. ( Two
Million
Five Hundred Thousand ) from the totalpayout.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be
transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and
satisfactory report. To file in for the
processing of your prize winnings, you are advised to contact our
Certified
and Accredited claims agent
for category "A" winners with the information below:

************************************************
MR.KELVIN MARKSON
Phone:+31 633 757 078
Email:   interward2@yahoo.de
************************************************
You are advice to provide him with the following information:

Names:
Telephone/Fax number:
Nationality:
Occupation:
Age:


NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than (14) days;
thereafterunclaimed funds would be included
in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all
correspondence.

You are to keep all lottery information confidential, especially your
reference and ticket numbers.
(This is important as a case of double claim will not be
tolerated).Members
of affiliated agencies are
PROHIBITED from participating in this program.

Furthermore, should there be any change of address, do inform our agent
as
soon as possible.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff and thank you for
being
part of our Promotional Program.

regards,

Walter Jones.

Lottery Coordinator.