Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Top 10 Scams of 2009

ConsumerAffairs.com has the Top 10 Scams of 2009 list on line.

I'm glad to see some of the most annoying woo-woo like:
  • Acai Berry (who still thinks that it slims down anything but your wallet???)
  • Kevin Trudeau - I'm always surprised when I find one of his books in someone's home library, but obviously people still fall for his nonsense.
  • Work-at-home schemes - I see a lot of those, targeted especially at stay-at-home moms. The math is too complicated for a regular person to figure out the scam, and the salespeople are really good at what they are doing. We need to spread the word to make sure people realize you can't make real money this way.
They should also add:
  • Chiropractic.
  • Homeopathy.
  • Acupuncture.
  • ... and all other "alternative" medicine nonsense
to the list. Let's hope it'll happen next year.

Thanks to poradniksukces.com for the link...