I Was Scammed and Don’t Want You to Be

I take part in the Sponsored Tweets advertising program, which up until now I was very pleased with, and will continue to be if they pull this advertiser.

I always believe in recommending or advertising to my followers only legitimate opportunities. This site had received 100% approval from other Tweeters. Normally, I do not even post these types of “Make lots of money by doing almost nothing” ads but I was stupid enough to sign up for it myself. Living in poverty will do that to a person. Today I looked on my bank balance and a charge of $139.95 was on my card from this company. I was still waiting to receive my “start-up kit” in the mail. When I called to complain I was told this was a legitimate charge because I did not cancel within five days and it was “clearly written” that the charge would be incurred if I did not cancel. Well, I certainly did not see it. This company claims to make you money, instead they charge YOU!

The customer service representative says she was authorized to refund me half of my money, but normally they do not even do that.  She also told me that if I had not cancelled, that charges would continue to incur on my card.

Here is an example of what you might see on Twitter:

“Stay at home Mom makes $7,658/Month Working Online. Read this shocking report to see how she did it! sponsored http://spn.tw/tukX3

Three people clicked on my this ad that I tweeted. Who knows how many people have been taken in by this company? I am ashamed that I tweeted this to my followers who trust me and I apologize if anyone has been taken in like I was.

These are desperate times for my family and I and I am kicking myself that I could have done something so stupid.  I am so sick and I just wanted to bring in some money into my household. I am so angry at myself and besides this am now $70.00 poorer than I was.

The old saying, “You can’t get something for nothing” holds true, and again, if my tweet caused anyone to be taken in like I was, I am truly sorry.

(I know my font is all screwed up, but I wanted to get this out to my readers as soon as possible)

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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