Get Rich Quick on the Internet

There are a lot of “get rich quick” schemes on the internet. I usually ignore them.

However, one attracted my attention the other day, so I clicked on the ad. It turned out, after reading through all of the upfront spiel and getting to the ordering part of the site that it only cost $10 to download the ebook. So I decided — what the heck — to order it, with a good healthy dose of skepticism.

Two pages at the end of the book provide the legal mumbo jumbo and disclaimers. One I found particularly interesting was more than a little ironic, given the claims if potential income that was touted:

Earnings – All earnings described in this product and shown on our website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, and should not be considered “typical.” As with any business, your results may vary, and will be based on your background, dedication, desire, and motivation. We make no guarantees regarding the level of success you may experience. Any testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, which do not apply to the average purchaser, and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. You may experience unknown or unforeseeable risks which can reduce results. We are not responsible for your actions.

In other words, if you send me your money, it’ll help make me rich, but there are no guarantees for you.

A lost Exit78 post, recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011

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